honorific definition

  • adjective:
    • Conferring or showing respect or honor.
    • Showing or conferring honour and respect.
    • considering or valuing honor
    • Conferring honor; tending to honor.
    • conferring or showing honor or respect
  • noun:
    • A title, phrase, or grammatical kind conveying respect, used particularly when handling a social better.
    • A title. (for example., Mister, Misses, physician, Professor)
    • a phrase of value; respectful language.
    • A word or syllable utilized as only honorific term: as, for example, into the languages of China and Japan, kwei, honorable, kao, eminent, lao, venerable, go, imperial, o, great or august, utilized for the second and 3rd private pronouns whenever speaking to or of some other: as, kwei kwoh, your (honorable) country; get sei mei, your (imperial) title, etc.
    • an expression of respect
  • others:
    • Conferring honor; importing value or deference.

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