What does dishonor mean?

Definitions for dishonordɪsˈɒn ər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dishonor.

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"


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dishonor in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dishonor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kelvin Cochran:

    I did not dishonor him in the process.

  2. Euripides:

    Dishonor will not trouble me, once I am dead.

  3. Vikrant Parsai:

    If you don’t honor your wife, you also dishonor yourself.

  4. Chris Froome:

    I will always respect it, never dishonor it and always be proud to wear it.

  5. Lester Bowles Pearson:

    This is the flag of the future, but it does not dishonor the past. (On his country's new Maple Leaf flag)

Images & Illustrations of dishonor

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