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dishonorable

[dis-on-er-uh-buhl]
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  1. showing lack of honor or integrity; ignoble; base; disgraceful; shameful: Cheating is dishonorable.
  2. having no honor or good repute; unprincipled; disreputable: a dishonorable man.
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Also especially British, dis·hon·our·a·ble.

Origin of dishonorable

First recorded in 1525–35; dis-1 + honorable
Related formsdis·hon·or·a·ble·ness, noundis·hon·or·a·bly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for dishonorable

adj.

1530s; see dis- + honorable. Related: Dishonorably.

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