dishonorable

adjective dis·hon·or·able \ (ˌ)dis-ˈä-nə-rə-bəl , -ˈä-nər-bəl \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of dishonorable

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

dishonorableness

noun

dishonorably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of dishonorable in a Sentence

  1. His dishonorable behavior has shamed the family.

  2. resorted to dishonorable tactics in order to win first place in the science fair

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First Known Use of dishonorable

1534



DISHONORABLE Defined for English Language Learners

dishonorable

adjective

Definition of dishonorable for English Language Learners

  • : not deserving honor or respect : not morally or socially acceptable


DISHONORABLE Defined for Kids

dishonorable

adjective dis·hon·or·able \ dis-ˈä-nə-rə-bəl \

Definition of dishonorable for Students

:shameful
  • dishonorable conduct

dishonorably

\-blē\ adverb


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