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



    (especially US English dishonor) verb
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɒnə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɑːnər//
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dishonour
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɒnə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɑːnər//
    he / she / it dishonours
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɒnəz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɑːnərz//
    past simple dishonoured
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɒnəd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɑːnərd//
    past participle dishonoured
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɒnəd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɑːnərd//
    -ing form dishonouring
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɒnərɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɑːnərɪŋ//
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  1. 1dishonour somebody/something to make somebody/something lose the respect of other people You have dishonoured the name of the school.
  2. 2dishonour something to refuse to keep an agreement or a promise He had dishonoured nearly all of his election pledges.
  3. opposite honour
    Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French deshonor (noun), deshonorer (verb), based on Latin honor ‘honour’.

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