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Definition of "dishonor" []

  • Loss of honor, respect, or reputation. (noun)
  • The condition of having lost honor or good repute. (noun)
  • A cause of loss of honor: was a dishonor to the club. (noun)
  • Failure to pay or refusal to accept a note, a bill, or another commercial obligation. (noun)
  • To bring shame or disgrace upon. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dishonor" in a sentence
  • "Then Al Trautwig, commentating on the Tour de France, said "The greatest dishonor is to literally have the maillot jaune ripped from your body, which is what happened to Michael Rasmussen yesterday.""
  • "Spurred on by the word dishonor, he had started instantly, without awaiting his leave of absence, risking his place and his future prospects; and, hurrying from steamships to railways, he had not stopped until he reached Paris."
  • ""Never yet has the word dishonor been breathed with my name, but I should count myself faineant if I did not fight beside my comrades when chance has made it right and proper that I should do so.""