When it comes to honorifics in Korean, I see two words: 높임말 and 존댓말. Are these two words different or the same?

  • They are same. 존대 is a Sino-Korean word which has the same meaning of 높임.
    – jungyh0218
    Nov 26, 2021 at 2:12

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As was mentioned in the comment, they are the same. Naver Korean dictionary gives the exact same explanation for the two words.

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