dishonor

[ dis-on-er ]
/ dɪsˈɒn ər /
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noun

verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. disheveled,
  2. dishevelled,
  3. dishful,
  4. dishonest,
  5. dishonesty,
  6. dishonorable,
  7. dishonorable discharge,
  8. dishonour,
  9. dishonourable,
  10. dishpan

Also especially British, dis·hon·our.

Origin of dishonor

1250–1300; Middle English dishonour (noun), dishonouren (v.) < Anglo-French, Old French; see dis-1, honor

Related formsdis·hon·or·er, nounun·dis·hon·ored, adjective

Synonym study

1, 2. See disgrace.

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British Dictionary definitions for dishonour

dishonour

US dishonor

/ (dɪsˈɒnə) /

verb (tr)

noun

Derived Formsdishonourer or US dishonorer, noun

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Word Origin and History for dishonour
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