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

Derived forms: dishonouring, dishonoured, dishonours

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

Antonym: reward

Encyclopedia: Dishonour