dishonourable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj dishonourable lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor "dishonorable in thought and deed"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dishonourable having no sense of honour: disgraceful
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. deshonneur, des—L. dis, neg., honneur—L. honor, honour.

Usage

In literature:

Some of the Princess's family, the Mendozas, now wanted to kill Perez, as a dishonour to their blood.
"Historical Mysteries" by Andrew Lang
Pitti was allowed to stay, dishonoured, powerless, and penniless, in Florence.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Nor will you be doing a dishonourable thing.
"The Short Cut" by Jackson Gregory
Would their adherence to those deeds and documents have done them any dishonour?
"The Covenants And The Covenanters" by Various
Her navy is dishonoured.
"Raemaekers' Cartoons" by Louis Raemaekers
How in thunder is a man to make trouble for a husband who is taking his own wife to his dishonoured bosom?
"Joyce of the North Woods" by Harriet T. Comstock
But the dishonoured dogs round here forget old compacts, and want us to pay taxes like mere fellahin.
"Oriental Encounters" by Marmaduke Pickthall
You would not wish that my name should be dishonoured.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
His family, you know, have cast him off for his dishonourable conduct.
"Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters" by May Agnes Fleming
At the same time, however, this unfortunate army is dishonoured.
"Napoleon the Little" by Victor Hugo
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In poetry:

To thee, my fears and shame are known,
To thee, is my dishonour shown,
My foes are ever in thy sight,
Lord, turn their hearts, and set them right!
"Part Of The Sixty-Ninth Psalm" by Rees Prichard
And aught but this I could have borne—
To know thee vile Dishonour's slave;
The finger-mark of shame and scorn,
Th' oppressor of the pure, and brave.
"Take Back Thy Ring" by Eliza Acton
The knight stood erect in the midst of the hall,
And sterner his visage became,
'Now, shame and dishonour my 'scutcheon befall
If thus I relinquish my claim."
"The Feud: A Border Ballad" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
The very day, which we shou'd most revere,
We, to defile it, still seem most inclin'd,
To the dishonour of our Saviour dear,
And to the grief of ev'ry pious mind.
"Concerning The Sabbath" by Rees Prichard
I will lift up my head: in leprous loves
Lost, and the soul's dishonourable scars--
By God I was a better man than This
That stands and slanders me to all the stars.
"A Man And His Image" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
At thy stern gaze Dishonour bow'd its head;
Oppression slunk ingloriously away;
The virtuous follow'd where thy footsteps led,
And Freedom bless'd thy uncorrupted sway.
"Theodore Roosevelt" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft

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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