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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [dis-on-er]
    • /dɪsˈɒn ər/
    • /dɪˈsɒn.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [dis-on-er]
    • /dɪsˈɒn ər/

Definitions of dishonor word

  • noun dishonor lack or loss of honor; disgraceful or dishonest character or conduct. 1
  • noun dishonor disgrace; ignominy; shame: His arrest brought dishonor to his family. 1
  • noun dishonor an indignity; insult: to do someone a dishonor. 1
  • noun dishonor a cause of shame or disgrace: He is a dishonor to his family. 1
  • noun dishonor Commerce. failure or refusal of the drawee or intended acceptor of a bill of exchange or note to accept it or, if it is accepted, to pay and retire it. 1
  • verb with object dishonor to deprive of honor; disgrace; bring reproach or shame on. 1

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Origin of dishonor

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English dishonour (noun), dishonouren (v.) < Anglo-French, Old French; see dis-1, honor

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Parts of speech for Dishonor


dishonor popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

dishonor usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for dishonor

verb dishonor

  • sully — to soil, stain, or tarnish.
  • debase — To debase something means to reduce its value or quality.
  • discredit — to injure the credit or reputation of; defame: an effort to discredit honest politicians.
  • disgrace — the loss of respect, honor, or esteem; ignominy; shame: the disgrace of criminals.
  • defile — To defile something that people think is important or holy means to do something to it or say something about it which is offensive.

noun dishonor

  • ignominy — disgrace; dishonor; public contempt.
  • disrepute — bad repute; low regard; disfavor (usually preceded by in or into): Some literary theories have fallen into disrepute.
  • infamy — extremely bad reputation, public reproach, or strong condemnation as the result of a shameful, criminal, or outrageous act: a time that will live in infamy.
  • opprobrium — the disgrace or the reproach incurred by conduct considered outrageously shameful; infamy.
  • reproach — to find fault with (a person, group, etc.); blame; censure.

Antonyms for dishonor

verb dishonor

  • honor — honesty, fairness, or integrity in one's beliefs and actions: a man of honor.
  • praise — the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.
  • clean — Something that is clean is free from dirt or unwanted marks.
  • purify — to make pure; free from anything that debases, pollutes, adulterates, or contaminates: to purify metals.
  • cleanse — To cleanse a place, person, or organization of something dirty, unpleasant, or evil means to make them free from it.

noun dishonor

  • respect — a particular, detail, or point (usually preceded by in): to differ in some respect.
  • approval — If you win someone's approval for something that you ask for or suggest, they agree to it.
  • commendation — the act or an instance of commending; praise
  • compliment — A compliment is a polite remark that you say to someone to show that you like their appearance, appreciate their qualities, or approve of what they have done.
  • dignity — bearing, conduct, or speech indicative of self-respect or appreciation of the formality or gravity of an occasion or situation.

Top questions with dishonor

  • what does death before dishonor mean?
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  • what is a century of dishonor?

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