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Noun: dishonor  dis'ó-nur
Usage: US (elsewhere: dishonour)
  1. A state of shame or disgrace
    "he was resigned to a life of dishonor";
    - dishonour [Brit, Cdn]
  2. Lacking honor or integrity
    - dishonour [Brit, Cdn]
Verb: dishonor  dis'ó-nur
Usage: US (elsewhere: dishonour)
  1. Bring shame or dishonor upon
    "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime";
    - disgrace, dishonour [Brit, Cdn], attaint [archaic], shame
  2. Refuse to accept
    "dishonor checks and drafts";
    - dishonour [Brit, Cdn]
  3. [US, archaic] Force (someone) to have sex against their will
    "The woman was dishonored on her way home at night";
    - rape, ravish [archaic], violate, assault, dishonour [Brit, Cdn, archaic], outrage

Derived forms: dishonored, dishonoring, dishonors

Type of: assail, assault, attack, decline, pass up, refuse, reject, set on, standing, turn down, unrighteousness

Antonym: honor [US], honour [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Dishonor