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Definition of "dishonour" []

  • Shame or disgrace (noun)
  • A lack of honour or integrity (noun)
  • Failure or refusal of the drawee or intended acceptor of a negotiable instrument, such as a bill of exchange or note, to accept it or, if it is accepted, to pay and retire it. (noun)
  • To bring disgrace upon someone or something; to shame (verb)
  • To refuse to accept something, such as a cheque (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "dishonour" in a sentence
  • "That the process involves the FCO in dishonesty, deviousness and dishonour is emphatically encapsulated in the apparent scheme whereby Brussels will delay proposals to scrap Britain's annual £3 billion rebate."
  • "We saw a president fleeing in dishonour and disgrace for the portals of the White House, and we were sad-less for him, than for ourselves."
  • "We must be in it to avoid national dishonour and disgrace, for dishonour is the open door to disintegration and decay."