lack or loss of honor; disgraceful or dishonest character or conduct.
disgrace; ignominy; shame: His arrest brought dishonor to his family.
an indignity; insult: to do someone a dishonor.
a cause of shame or disgrace: He is a dishonor to his family.
Commerce. failure or refusal of the drawee or intended acceptor of a bill of exchange or note to accept it or, if it is accepted, to pay and retire it.
verb (used with object)
to deprive of honor; disgrace; bring reproach or shame on.
Commerce. to fail or refuse to honor or pay (a draft, check, etc.).
Also, especially British, dishonour.
Origin: 1250–1300; Middle English dishonour Related forms
(v.) < Anglo-French, Old French;