Word forms: 3rd person singular present
, present participle dishonouring
, past tense , past participle dishonoured
regional note: in AM, use dishonor
If you dishonour
someone, you behave
in a way that damages their good reputation
It would dishonour my family if I didn't wear the veil.
2. uncountable noun
is a state in which people disapprove
of you and lose their respect for you.
...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.
We found that the bank had dishonoured some of our cheques.
...the dishonoured pledges to British manufacturing.
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