Honourable vs Honorable - What's the difference?

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Honourable is an alternative form of honorable.


As adjectives the difference between honourable and honorable

is that honourable is (british spelling) while honorable is (us) worthy of respect; respectable.

honourable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (British spelling)
  • * 1846 , George Luxford, Edward Newman, The Phytologist: a popular botanical miscellany: Volume 2, Part 2 , page 474
  • It was aptly said by Newton that "whatever is not deduced from facts must be regarded as hypothesis," but hypothesis appears to us a title too honourable for the crude guessings to which we allude.

    Derived terms

    * honourably

    honorable

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (l) (obsolete) * honourable

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (US) Worthy of respect; respectable.
  • Antonyms

    * despicable * mean