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dishonor

[dis-on-er] /dɪsˈɒn ər/
noun
1.
lack or loss of honor; disgraceful or dishonest character or conduct.
2.
disgrace; ignominy; shame:
His arrest brought dishonor to his family.
3.
an indignity; insult:
to do someone a dishonor.
4.
a cause of shame or disgrace:
He is a dishonor to his family.
5.
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)
6.
to deprive of honor; disgrace; bring reproach or shame on.
7.
Commerce. to fail or refuse to honor or pay (a draft, check, etc.).
8.
to rape or seduce.
Also, especially British, dishonour.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English dishonour (noun), dishonouren (v.) < Anglo-French, Old French; see dis-1, honor
Related forms
dishonorer, noun
undishonored, adjective
Synonyms
1, 2. See disgrace.
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Word Origin and History for un dishonored

dishonor

v.

mid-13c., from Old French deshonorer (12c.), from Late Latin dishonorare (reformed from classical Latin dehonestare), from dis- "opposite of" (see dis-) + honorare (see honor). Related: Dishonored; dishonoring.

n.

c.1300, from Old French deshonor (12c.); see dishonor (v.).

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