Definition of dishonour noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(especially US English dishonor) noun
BrE BrE//dɪsˈɒnə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɑːnər//
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[uncountable] (formal) a loss of honour or respect because you have done something immoral or unacceptable Her actions have brought shame and dishonour on the profession. There is no dishonour in such a defeat. See related entries: Immoral Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French deshonor (noun), deshonorer (verb), based on Latin honor ‘honour’.

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