verb (used with object)
- dishonorable discharge,
Origin of dishonor
Examples from the Web for dishonour
Why, I shall hear next that Dishonour and Fraud are among the Institutions of the great republic!'
The memory of the terrible Tsar, the fear of him, was still alive in superstitious Russia, and none dared to dishonour his son.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series|Rafael Sabatini
Dishonour and prejudice would accrue to any sovereign who should upset the very nature of the constitution.St George's Cross|H. G. Keene
No one will be less likely to commit adultery, or to dishonour his father and mother, or to fail in his religious duties?The Republic|Plato
Glenmurray, I come to you for safety and protection;—I come to seek shelter in your arms from misery and dishonour.Adeline Mowbray|Amelia Alderson Opie
It is no dishonour to you that I put those in command who have proved themselves able officers.The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 2 (of 2)|Bernal Diaz del Castillo
mid-13c., from Old French deshonorer (12c.), from Late Latin dishonorare (reformed from classical Latin dehonestare), from dis- "opposite of" (see dis-) + honorare (see honor). Related: Dishonored; dishonoring.
c.1300, from Old French deshonor (12c.); see dishonor (v.).