Wortformen:3rd person singular present
, present participle dishonouring
, past tense, past participle dishonoured
Definitionenregional note: in AM, use dishonor
If you dishonour someone, you behave in a way that damages their good reputation. [formal]
[V n] ⇒ It would dishonour my family if I didn't wear the veil.
2. uncountable noun
Dishonour is a state in which people disapprove of you and lose their respect for you. [formal]
⇒ ...a choice between death and dishonour.
⇒ She refuses to see her beloved boy die in such dishonor.
If someone dishonours an agreement, they refuse to act according to its conditions.
[V n] ⇒ We found that the bank had dishonoured some of our cheques.
[V-ed] ⇒ ...the dishonoured pledges to British manufacturing.
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