Definition of dishonor :
1. Lack of honor; disgrace; ignominy; shame; reproach.
2. The nonpayment or nonacceptance of commercial paper by the party on whom it is drawn.
3. 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. 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.
5. To violate the chastity of; to debauch.
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abase (part of speech: verb)
shame (part of speech: verb)
slander (part of speech: verb)
disrepute (part of speech: noun)
- I never saw a man so sick of life,- he was only puzzled how to lay it down without dishonor." - "That Boy Of Norcott's", Charles James Lever.
- He must not bring his dishonor upon her. - "The Mystery of Metropolisville", Edward Eggleston.
- But these doubts dishonor the Master. - "Dreamers of the Ghetto", I. Zangwill.