Word forms: dishonors, dishonoring, dishonoredregional note: in BRIT, use dishonour
1. transitive verb
If you dishonor
someone, you behave
in a way that damages their good reputation.
All of these factors made the family feel that she was dishonoring them.
2. transitive verb
...if your check or money order is insufficient to cover the order total or is dishonored
by the bank.
3. uncountable noun
is a state in which people disapprove
of you and lose their respect for you.
I have brought shame and dishonor on my family.
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