"dishonor" Definition

  1. n. Lack of honor; disgrace; ignominy; shame; reproach.
  2. n. The nonpayment or nonacceptance of commercial paper by the party on whom it is drawn.
  3. v. t. To deprive of honor; to disgrace; to bring reproach or shame on; to treat with indignity, or as unworthy in the sight of others; to stain the character of; to lessen the reputation of; as, the duelist dishonors himself to maintain his honor.
  4. v. t. To violate the chastity of; to debauch.
  5. v. t. To refuse or decline to accept or pay; -- said of a bill, check, note, or draft which is due or presented; as, to dishonor a bill exchange.

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Position in dictionary: 28482 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., v. t., v. t., v. t.,
Words that start with "dishonor": 6
Words that end with "dishonor": 1
Words that contain "dishonor": 6
Next words in dictionary: dishonorable, dishonorary, dishonored, dishonorer, dishonoring
Previous words in dictionary: dishonesty, dishonestly, dishonest, dishing, dishfuls

English Dictionary Definition of dishonor

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