What does dishonour mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dishonor, dishonournoun

    a state of shame or disgrace

    "he was resigned to a life of dishonor"

  2. dishonor, dishonourverb

    lacking honor or integrity

  3. dishonor, disgrace, dishonour, attaint, shameverb

    bring shame or dishonor upon

    "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"

  4. rape, ravish, violate, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrageverb

    force (someone) to have sex against their will

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

  5. dishonor, dishonourverb

    refuse to accept

    "dishonor checks and drafts"


  1. dishonournoun

    shame or disgrace

  2. dishonournoun

    a lack of honour or integrity

  3. dishonourverb

    to bring disgrace upon someone or something; to shame

  4. dishonourverb

    to refuse to accept something, such as a cheque

  5. dishonourverb

    to violate or rape

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dishonour

    diz-on′ur, n. want of honour: disgrace: shame: reproach.—v.t. to deprive of honour: to disgrace: to cause shame to: to seduce: to degrade: to refuse the payment of, as a cheque.—adjs. Dishon′orary, causing dishonour; Dishon′ourable, having no sense of honour: disgraceful.—n. Dishon′ourableness.—adv. Dishon′ourably.—n. Dishon′ourer. [O. Fr. deshonneur, des—L. dis, neg., honneur—L. honor, honour.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dishonour in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dishonour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of dishonour in a Sentence

  1. Henry Beston:

    Do no dishonour to the earth least you dishonour the spirit of man.

  2. Winston Churchill:

    You were given the choice between war and dishonour. You chose dishonour, and you will have war.

  3. Lord Alfred Tennyson:

    His honour rooted in dishonour stood, And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    Since Cleopatra died, I have liv'd in such dishonour that the gods Detest my baseness.

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  1. dishonour

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  • позор, срамBulgarian
  • zostuditCzech
  • Schande, schändenGerman
  • malhonorigi, malhonoroEsperanto
  • deshonrarSpanish
  • déshonorer, déshonneurFrench
  • deshonoroIdo
  • disonorare, disonoreItalian
  • ignominiaLatin
  • kaipirau, hōnorekoreMāori
  • skam, vanæreNorwegian
  • hańbaPolish
  • desonra, desonrarPortuguese
  • осрами́ть, позо́р, бесче́стить, опозо́рить, бесче́стие, позо́рить, срами́ть, срам, обесче́ститьRussian
  • அவமானத்தையும்Tamil

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    a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
    • A. scholastic
    • B. sweep
    • C. jab
    • D. wavering

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