dishonour definition, dishonour meaning | English dictionary

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,   (U.S.)   dishonor  
      vb   tr  
1    to treat with disrespect  
2    to fail or refuse to pay (a cheque, bill of exchange, etc.)  
3    to cause the disgrace of (a woman) by seduction or rape  
4    a lack of honour or respect  
5    a state of shame or disgrace  
6    a person or thing that causes a loss of honour  
he was a dishonour to his family     
7    an insult; affront  
we did him a dishonour by not including him     
8    refusal or failure to accept or pay a commercial paper  
  dishonourer     (U.S.)  
  dishonorer      n  
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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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