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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a state of shame or disgrace;
- Example: "he was resigned to a life of dishonor"
[syn: dishonor, dishonour]

2. lacking honor or integrity;
[syn: dishonor, dishonour]


VERB (3)

1. bring shame or dishonor upon;
- Example: "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"
[syn: dishonor, disgrace, dishonour, attaint, shame]

2. force (someone) to have sex against their will;
- Example: "The woman was raped on her way home at night"
[syn: rape, ravish, violate, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage]

3. refuse to accept;
- Example: "dishonor checks and drafts"
[syn: dishonor, dishonour]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dishonor \Dis*hon"or\ (d[i^]s*[o^]n"[~e]r or d[i^]z*[o^]n"[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dishonored (d[i^]s*[o^]n"[~e]rd or d[i^]z*[o^]n"[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Dishonoring.] [OE. deshonouren, F. d['e]shonorer; pref. d['e]s- (L. dis-) + honorer to honor, fr. L. honorare. See Honor, v. t.] [Written also dishonour.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Nothing . . . that may dishonor Our law, or stain my vow of Nazarite. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To violate the chastity of; to debauch. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. Syn: To disgrace; shame; debase; degrade; lower; humble; humiliate; debauch; pollute. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dishonor \Dis*hon"or\ (d[i^]s*[o^]n"[~e]r or d[i^]z*[o^]n"[~e]r), n. [OE. deshonour, dishonour, OF. deshonor, deshonur, F. d['e]shonneur; pref. des- (L. dis-) + honor, honur, F. honneur, fr. L. honor. See Honor.] [Written also dishonour.] [1913 Webster] 1. Lack of honor; disgrace; ignominy; shame; reproach. [1913 Webster] It was not meet for us to see the king's dishonor. --Ezra iv. 14. [1913 Webster] His honor rooted in dishonor stood. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The nonpayment or nonacceptance of commercial paper by the party on whom it is drawn. Syn: Disgrace; ignominy; shame; censure; reproach; opprobrium. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dishonour n 1: a state of shame or disgrace; "he was resigned to a life of dishonor" [syn: dishonor, dishonour] [ant: honor, honour, laurels] 2: lacking honor or integrity [syn: dishonor, dishonour] [ant: honor, honour] v 1: bring shame or dishonor upon; "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime" [syn: dishonor, disgrace, dishonour, attaint, shame] [ant: honor, honour, reward] 2: force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman was raped on her way home at night" [syn: rape, ravish, violate, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage] 3: refuse to accept; "dishonor checks and drafts" [syn: dishonor, dishonour] [ant: honor, honour]