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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dishonorable  \Dis*hon"or*a*ble\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  d['e]shonorable.] 
  1.  Wanting  in  honor;  not  honorable;  bringing  or  deserving 
  dishonor;  staining  the  character,  and  lessening  the 
  reputation;  shameful;  disgraceful;  base. 
 
  2.  Wanting  in  honor  or  esteem;  disesteemed. 
 
  He  that  is  dishonorable  in  riches,  how  much  more  in 
  poverty!  --Ecclus.  x. 
  31. 
 
  To  find  ourselves  dishonorable  graves.  --Shak. 
  --  {Dis*hon"or*a*ble*ness},  n.  --  {Dis*hon"or*a*bly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dishonorable 
  adj  1:  lacking  honor  or  integrity;  deserving  dishonor; 
  "dishonorable  in  thought  and  deed";  "a  dishonorable 
  discharge"  [syn:  {dishonourable}]  [ant:  {honorable}] 
  2:  deceptive  or  fraudulent;  disposed  to  cheat  or  defraud  or 
  deceive  [syn:  {dishonest}]  [ant:  {honest}] 
  3:  not  bringing  honor  and  glory;  "some  mute  inglorious  Milton 
  here  may  rest"  [syn:  {inglorious}]  [ant:  {glorious}] 
  4:  not  adhering  to  ethical  or  moral  principles;  "base  and 
  unpatriotic  motives";  "a  base,  degrading  way  of  life"; 
  "cheating  is  dishonorable";  "they  considered  colonialism 
  immoral";  "unethical  practices  in  handling  public  funds" 
  [syn:  {base},  {dishonourable},  {immoral},  {unethical}] 
  5:  morally  unacceptable;  "the  dishonorable  conduct  of  trusted 
  men"  [syn:  {dishonourable}] 




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