- 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
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1. shameless, false. 2. infamous, unscrupulous, disgraceful, scandalous, ignominious.
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Examples from the Web for dishonourable
"If you think it dishonourable or dishonest—" said Beaufort, irresolutely.Night and Morning, Complete
It is quite as honourable, or dishonourable, which ever it may be, as any other branch of business.In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories
It would be dishonourable, and he is, so far as I know, an honourable man of business.A Woman Intervenes
If it does do dishonourable things, I prefer to know nothing about them.The Fat and the Thin
For convention says that 'injustice is dishonourable,' but nature says that 'might is right.'Gorgias
- characterized by or causing dishonour or discredit
- having little or no integrity; unprincipled
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Word Origin and History for dishonourable
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