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Meaning of DISHONOR

Pronunciation:  dis'ânur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  lacking honor or integrity
  2. [n]  a state of shame or disgrace; "he was resigned to a life of dishonor"
  3. [v]  refuse to accept; "dishonor checks and drafts"
  4. [v]  bring dishonor upon
  5. [v]  assault sexually; force to have sex

DISHONOR is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: attaint, disgrace, dishonour, dishonour, dishonour, dishonour, outrage, rape, ravish, shame, violate
 Antonyms: honor, honor, honor, honor, honour, honour, honour, honour, laurels, reward
 See Also: assail, assault, attack, befoul, corruptness, decline, defile, discredit, disesteem, disgrace, disrepute, foul, gang-rape, ignominy, infamy, maculate, opprobrium, pass up, refuse, reject, set on, shame, standing, turn down, unrighteousness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis*hon"or\ (d[i^]s*[o^]n"[~e]r or d[i^]z-), n. [OE.
    deshonour, dishonour, OF. deshonor, deshonur, F.
    d['e]shonneur; pref. des- (L. dis-) + honor, honur, F.
    honneur, fr. L. honor. See {Honor}.] [Written also
    1. Lack of honor; disgrace; ignominy; shame; reproach.
             It was not meet for us to see the king's dishonor.
                                                   --Ezra iv. 14.
             His honor rooted in dishonor stood.   --Tennyson.
    2. (Law) The nonpayment or nonacceptance of commercial paper
       by the party on whom it is drawn.
    Syn: Disgrace; ignominy; shame; censure; reproach;
  2. \Dis*hon"or\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dishonored}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Dishonoring}.] [OE. deshonouren, F. d['e]shonorer;
    pref. d['e]s- (L. dis-) + honorer to honor, fr. L. honorare.
    See {Honor}, v. t.] [Written also {dishonour}.]
    1. 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.
             Nothing . . . that may dishonor Our law, or stain my
             vow of Nazarite.                      --Milton.
    2. To violate the chastity of; to debauch. --Dryden.
    3. 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.
    Syn: To disgrace; shame; debase; degrade; lower; humble;
         humiliate; debauch; pollute.
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