dis|hon|or

dis|hon|or «dihs ON uhr», noun, verb.
–n.
1. loss of reputation or standing; shame; disgrace: »

The robber brought dishonor to his family.

SYNONYM(S): See syn. under disgrace. (Cf.disgrace)
2. a person or thing that causes dishonor: »

The team's poor sportsmanship in the tournament was a dishonor to the school.

3. the refusal or failure to pay a check, bill, or other obligation.
–v.t.
1. to bring reproach or shame upon: »

The player who cheated dishonored the entire team.

2. a) to refuse or fail to pay (a check, bill, or other obligation): »

A bank will dishonor your checks if you do not have money in the bank to pay them.

b) to fail to keep (a promise or the like): »

On a few rare occasions an individual elector has dishonored his commitment (New Yorker).

dis|hon´or|er, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • dis|hon´or|er — dis|hon|or «dihs ON uhr», noun, verb. –n. 1. loss of reputation or standing; shame; disgrace: »The robber brought dishonor to his family. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under disgrace. (Cf. ↑disgrace) 2. a person or thing that causes dishonor: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|hon|es|ty — «dihs ON uh stee», noun, plural ties. 1. lack of honesty: »A liar, cheater, or thief can t be trusted because of his dishonesty. The dishonesty of the city officials was exposed by the newspapers. 2. a dishonest act …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis·hon·es·ty — /dısˈɑːnəsti/ noun [noncount] : lack of honesty : the quality of being untruthful or deceitful dishonesty in advertising Are you accusing him of dishonesty? her dishonesty about what happened …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|hon´or|a|ble|ness — dis|hon|or|a|ble «dihs ON uhr uh buhl», adjective. 1. causing loss of honor; shameful; disgraceful: »a dishonorable career. SYNONYM(S): base, ignominious. 2. without honor; unprincipled: »A dishonorable student has no scruples about cheating.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|hon|or|a|ble — «dihs ON uhr uh buhl», adjective. 1. causing loss of honor; shameful; disgraceful: »a dishonorable career. SYNONYM(S): base, ignominious. 2. without honor; unprincipled: »A dishonorable student has no scruples about cheating. SYNONYM …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|hon|est — «dihs ON ihst», adjective. 1. not fair play; showing lack of honesty: »Lying, cheating, and stealing are dishonest. SYNONYM(S): corrupt, underhand. 2. not honest; ready to cheat; not upright: »A person who lies or steals is dishonest. SYNONYM(S) …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|hon|or|a|bly — «dihs ON uhr uh blee», adverb. in a dishonorable manner; with dishonor …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|hon|our — «dihs ON uhr», noun, transitive verb. Especially British. dishonor …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis·hon·or·able — …   Useful english dictionary

  • un|dis|hon|ored — «UHN dihs ON uhrd», adjective. not dishonored; not disgraced …   Useful english dictionary

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