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dishonour


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dishonor  \Dis*hon"or\  (d[i^]s*[o^]n"[~e]r  or  d[i^]z-),  n.  [OE. 
  deshonour,  dishonour,  OF  deshonor,  deshonur  F. 
  d['e]shonneur;  pref.  des-  (L.  dis-)  +  honor,  honur,  F. 
  honneur  fr  L.  honor.  See  {Honor}.]  [Written  also 
  {dishonour}.] 
  1.  Lack  of  honor;  disgrace;  ignominy;  shame;  reproach. 
 
  It  was  not  meet  for  us  to  see  the  king's  dishonor. 
  --Ezra  iv  14. 
 
  His  honor  rooted  in  dishonor  stood.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  (Law)  The  nonpayment  or  nonacceptance  of  commercial  paper 
  by  the  party  on  whom  it  is  drawn. 
 
  Syn:  Disgrace;  ignominy;  shame;  censure;  reproach; 
  opprobrium. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dishonor  \Dis*hon"or\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dishonored};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Dishonoring}.]  [OE.  deshonouren  F.  d['e]shonorer; 
  pref.  d['e]s-  (L.  dis-)  +  honorer  to  honor,  fr  L.  honorare. 
  See  {Honor},  v.  t.]  [Written  also  {dishonour}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  Nothing  .  .  .  that  may  dishonor  Our  law,  or  stain  my 
  vow  of  Nazarite.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  violate  the  chastity  of  to  debauch.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  Syn:  To  disgrace;  shame;  debase;  degrade;  lower;  humble; 
  humiliate;  debauch;  pollute. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dishonour 
  n  1:  a  state  of  shame  or  disgrace;  "he  was  resigned  to  a  life  of 
  dishonor"  [syn:  {dishonor}]  [ant:  {honor}] 
  2:  lacking  honor  or  integrity  [syn:  {dishonor}]  [ant:  {honor}] 
  v  1:  bring  dishonor  upon  [syn:  {dishonor},  {disgrace},  {attaint}, 
  {shame}]  [ant:  {honor}] 
  2:  assault  sexually;  force  to  have  sex  [syn:  {rape},  {ravish}, 
  {violate},  {dishonor},  {outrage}] 
  3:  refuse  to  accept  "dishonor  checks  and  drafts"  [syn:  {dishonor}] 
  [ant:  {honor}] 




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