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Meaning of HONORIFIC

Pronunciation:  `ânu'rifik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an expression of respect; "the Japanese use many honorifics"
  2. [adj]  conferring or showing honor or respect; "honorific social status commonly attaches to membership in a recognized profession"

HONORIFIC is a 9 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: respectful
 See Also: expression, formulation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hon`or*if"ic\, a. [See {Honor}, {-fy}, and {-ic}.]
Conferring honor; tending to honor. --London. Spectator.

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