1 abase, blacken, corrupt, debase, debauch, defame, degrade, discredit, disgrace, shame, sully
2 defile, deflower, pollute, rape, ravish, seduce
3 abasement, degradation, discredit, disfavour, disgrace, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, reproach, scandal, shame
4 abuse, affront, discourtesy, indignity, insult, offence, outrage, sacrilege, slight
, vb esteem, exalt, respect, revere, worship
n decency, goodness, honour, integrity, morality, principles, rectitude
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dishonour ( dishonours 3rd person present) ( dishonouring present participle) ( dishonoured past tense & past participle )
in AM, use dishonor
1 verb If you dishonour someone, you behave in a way that damages their good reputation.
FORMAL It would dishonour my family if I didn't wear the veil. V n
2 n-uncount Dishonour is a state in which people disapprove of you and lose their respect for you.
...a choice between death and dishonour...
3 verb If someone dishonours an agreement, they refuse to act according to its conditions.
We found that the bank had dishonoured some of our cheques. V n
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