[ UK /dɪsˈɒnɐ/ ]
  1. refuse to accept
    dishonor checks and drafts
  2. bring shame or dishonor upon
    he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime
  3. force (someone) to have sex against their will
    The woman was raped on her way home at night
  1. lacking honor or integrity
  2. a state of shame or disgrace
    he was resigned to a life of dishonor
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How To Use dishonour In A Sentence

  • To allow the few who dishonour our country to become a reflection of our entire nation is to distort history.
  • Criticisms were made that the decision to honour or dishonour cheques was no longer made by experienced bankers with the necessary skills, but passed on to less experienced bank staff to cut costs and save time.
  • The absence of a clear understanding about those root causes largely explains why several would-be peace agreements ended up dishonoured or discarded.
  • The Bank dishonoured a number of cheques drawn by its client and sent a fax contending that his debit balance was in excess of his facility.
  • Although he apparently waited for confirmation from his bank that the cheque had cleared before making the payments, he was subsequently advised that the cheque was fraudulent and had been dishonoured.
  • It was dishonourable to’ — ‘Peace, young man,’ said Herries, more calmly than I might have expected; ‘the word dishonour must not be mentioned as in conjunction with my name. Redgauntlet
  • The promised payments were not made, and post-dated cheques were dishonoured.
  • She was cautious, but Feinstein finds no trace of dishonour in the care she took to keep herself alive and free through successive waves of revolution and purgation.
  • The women are punished for refusing arranged marriages, or if their family fails to produce a promised dowry, or who in some way bring dishonour on their family.
  • This was his own decision with all the political toll that such a policy of dishonour and strategic nonsense will extract.
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