[ dis-on-er-uh-buhl ]
/ dɪsˈɒn ər ə bəl /


showing lack of honor or integrity; ignoble; base; disgraceful; shameful: Cheating is dishonorable.
having no honor or good repute; unprincipled; disreputable: a dishonorable man.
Also especially British, dis·hon·our·a·ble.

Origin of dishonorable

First recorded in 1525–35; dis-1 + honorable

Related forms

dis·hon·or·a·ble·ness, noundis·hon·or·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for dishonourable


US dishonorable

/ (dɪsˈɒnərəbəl, -ˈɒnrəbəl) /


characterized by or causing dishonour or discredit
having little or no integrity; unprincipled

Derived Forms

dishonourableness or US dishonorableness, noundishonourably or US dishonorably, adverb
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