dishonorable

adjective
dis·​hon·​or·​able | \ (ˌ)dis-ˈä-nə-rə-bəl How to pronounce dishonorable (audio) , -ˈä-nər-bəl \

Definition of dishonorable

1 : lacking honor : shameful dishonorable conduct
2 archaic : not honored

Other Words from dishonorable

dishonorableness noun
dishonorably \ (ˌ)dis-​ˈä-​nə-​rə-​blē How to pronounce dishonorable (audio) , -​ˈä-​nər-​blē \ adverb

Examples of dishonorable in a Sentence

His dishonorable behavior has shamed the family. resorted to dishonorable tactics in order to win first place in the science fair
Recent Examples on the Web Looting of art treasures has a long and dishonorable history, stretching back to the campaigns of Greek, Persian and Roman armies in antiquity. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2022 Harvard has, in its own small and significant way, with its willingness to face the most unseemly and dishonorable parts of its past, taken meaningful steps toward a path of healing. Peniel E. Joseph, CNN, 29 Apr. 2022 The false construction of Mr. Mourdock’s words was and remains dishonorable. WSJ, 31 Mar. 2022 Republicans, meanwhile, touted success in blocking an effort to add women to the draft, as well as the inclusion of a provision that bars dishonorable discharges for service members who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine. Alexandra Jaffe, chicagotribune.com, 28 Dec. 2021 Republicans, meanwhile, touted success in blocking an effort to add women to the draft, as well as the inclusion of a provision that bars dishonorable discharges for service members who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine. Alexandra Jaffe, ajc, 27 Dec. 2021 Chief Special Warfare Officer Adam C. Matthews all pleaded guilty and faced demotions, confinement and dishonorable discharges. Tim Fitzsimons, NBC News, 2 July 2021 Brandon Bailey was kicked out of the U.S. Air Force in 2010 after he was convicted by court martial on drug and theft charges in what prosecutors described as the equivalent of a dishonorable discharge. al, 8 Apr. 2022 In August, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro announced that Covid vaccination would be mandatory for all service members who hadn’t been granted an exemption, with potential penalties for refusal including dishonorable discharge. Zachary Snowdon Smith, Forbes, 25 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of dishonorable

1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 May 2022

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“Dishonorable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dishonorable. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for dishonorable

dishonorable

adjective
dis·​hon·​or·​able | \ dis-ˈä-nə-rə-bəl How to pronounce dishonorable (audio) \

Kids Definition of dishonorable

: shameful dishonorable conduct

Other Words from dishonorable

dishonorably \ -​blē \ adverb

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