dishonour

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dishonour refuse to accept "dishonor checks and drafts"
    • v dishonour bring shame or dishonor upon "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"
    • v dishonour force (someone) to have sex against their will "The woman was raped on her way home at night"
    • n dishonour lacking honor or integrity
    • n dishonour a state of shame or disgrace "he was resigned to a life of dishonor"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dishonour diz-on′ur want of honour: disgrace: shame: reproach
    • v.t Dishonour to deprive of honour: to disgrace: to cause shame to: to seduce: to degrade: to refuse the payment of, as a cheque
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Usage

In literature:

What else can you expect of a poor fellow who, all at once, finds himself dishonoured and disgraced?
"Marcus: the Young Centurion" by George Manville Fenn
There could not be any real dishonour in Major Harper.
"Agatha's Husband A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
If you did, you would dishonour and disfigure humanity.
"Immortal Memories" by Clement Shorter
Let us cover her dishonour if we see it, lest we should provoke the Erinyes.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
He would break me on the wheel of dishonour.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Rather a life of poverty than one of shamefulness and dishonour.
"King Arthur's Knights" by Henry Gilbert
Brogten of all others, whom he had publicly insulted and branded with dishonour!
"Julian Home" by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
His reward was a suit of stripes, shame, dishonour, death.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
I've done a dishonourable thing, dishonourable.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Being asked what he said of Cobham's statement to the Lords, 'I say,' answered Ralegh, 'that Cobham is a base, dishonourable, poor soul!
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
The vow is nothing; yea, worse than nothing; injurious to those who make it, and dishonouring to God, if it be not performed.
"The Ordinance of Covenanting" by John Cunningham
I will ne'er do such dishonour To my kinsmen and my nation.
"Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race" by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
If some one told you of something dishonourable this man had done?
"Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911: The Moth and the Flame" by Clyde Fitch
He was not going to deliver a good woman to dishonour because she seemed to be an obstacle to his success.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
To have his paper dishonoured!
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
I have already dishonourably endangered it.
"The Light of Scarthey" by Egerton Castle
Thus does he make an income from his own dishonour.
"The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura" by Lucius Apuleius
But sin was one thing, and dishonour was quite another, even in the eyes of the nun of Subiaco.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
A liking for me would do you no dishonour, for, thank God!
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
My dishonour was known through the whole army.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2)" by John Wilson
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In poetry:

Make no deep scrutiny
Into her mutiny
Rash and undutiful:
Past all dishonour,
Death has left on her
Only the beautiful.
"The Bridge of Sighs" by Thomas Hood
There is weeping in that city,
And a cry of woe and shame,
There's a whisper of dishonour,
And that whisper is thy name.
"The Sultana's Remonstrance" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
"Take the strokes in even number
As thou gavest, blow for blow,
Then dishonoured, on thine honour
Swear to let me freely go."
"Loch Buy" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Victor was a little baby,
Into this world he came;
His father took him on his knee and said:
'Don't dishonour the family name.'
"Victor" by W H Auden
For all my sins my heart is sad,
Since God's dishonour'd, yet I'm glad;
Though once I was a slave to sin,
Since God does thereby honour win.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
Poortith ne'er can bring dishonour;
Hardship's ne'er breed sorrow's smart,
If bright conscience taks upon her
To shed sunshine round the heart:
"The Waes O' War : Or The Upshot Of The History O' Will And Jean. In Four Parts" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

Kobe Bryant, Ozzie Guillen, John Rocker on sports dishonour roll.
Pakistan acid attack parents 'feared dishonour'.
A couple, in Pakistan, arrested on suspicion of killing their 15-year old daughter with acid have told the BBC they feared she would bring dishonour on their family.
Other game of the year nominees are " Assassin 's Creed III," "Dishonoured," "Mass Effect 3" and "The Walking Dead.
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In science:

When we have been wronged, should we not to revenge? Then our main motivation is here: when reality is a lie, the song of science must be a song of vengeance. A man in Syracuse has been killed, all our milenia-old family has been dishonoured.
Dream of a Christmas lecture
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