Definitions for dishonordɪsˈɒn ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dis•hon•or*dɪsˈɒn ər(n.)

  1. lack or loss of honor.

  2. disgrace; ignominy; shame.

  3. indignity; insult:

    to do someone a dishonor.

  4. a cause of shame or disgrace.

  5. (v.t.)to deprive of honor; disgrace; bring reproach or shame on.

  6. to refuse to pay (a check, draft, etc.).

    Category: Business

  7. to rape or seduce.

* Syn: See disgrace.

Origin of dishonor:

1250–1300; ME < AF, OF

dis•hon′or•er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dishonor, dishonour(noun)

    a state of shame or disgrace

    "he was resigned to a life of dishonor"

  2. dishonor, dishonour(verb)

    lacking honor or integrity

  3. dishonor, disgrace, dishonour, attaint, shame(verb)

    bring shame or dishonor upon

    "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"

  4. rape, ravish, violate, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage(verb)

    force (someone) to have sex against their will

    "The woman was raped on her way home at night"

  5. dishonor, dishonour(verb)

    refuse to accept

    "dishonor checks and drafts"

Wiktionary

  1. dishonor(Noun)

    shame or disgrace

  2. dishonor(Noun)

    a lack of honor or integrity

  3. dishonor(Verb)

    to bring disgrace upon someone or something; to shame

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dishonor(noun)

    lack of honor; disgrace; ignominy; shame; reproach

  2. Dishonor(noun)

    the nonpayment or nonacceptance of commercial paper by the party on whom it is drawn

  3. Dishonor(verb)

    to deprive of honor; to disgrace; to bring reproach or shame on; to treat with indignity, or as unworthy in the sight of others; to stain the character of; to lessen the reputation of; as, the duelist dishonors himself to maintain his honor

  4. Dishonor(verb)

    to violate the chastity of; to debauch

  5. Dishonor(verb)

    to refuse or decline to accept or pay; -- said of a bill, check, note, or draft which is due or presented; as, to dishonor a bill exchange

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