What is another word for honorific?

159 synonyms found


[ ˌɒnɔːɹˈɪfɪk], [ ˌɒnɔːɹˈɪfɪk], [ ˌɒ_n_ɔː_ɹ_ˈɪ_f_ɪ_k]

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How to use "Honorific" in context?

People often use the words honorific and polite interchangeably, but there is a distinction to be made. Honorifics are used to address someone formally or respectfully. Polite speech refers to the way people interact with each other in everyday life.

For simplicity's sake, we can divide honorifics into two types: courtly and polite. Courtly honorifics are used in a formal setting, such as at a royal court or in an aristocratic home. For example, "Your Highness" or "Might I bring you some refreshments?" would be examples of a courtly honorific.

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