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honorific

hon·or·if·ic

honorific

pronunciation:
a n rI fihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: showing respect, esteem, or honor.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a title, term, or grammatical form communicating respect or honor, used esp. when addressing an elder or social superior.
similar words:
title
derivation: honorifically (adv.)
Word Parts
The word honorific contains the following part:
-fic Latin adjective-forming suffix that means making, doing, causing
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The suffix -fic occurs in adjectives that are Latin loanwords, and hence attaches to bases that are Latin noun roots. It is a form of "fer, lat2, -late".