Dishonor

  • 1 dishonor — dis·hon·or 1 n: refusal on the part of the issuer (as a bank) to pay or accept commercial paper (as a check) when it is presented see also wrongful dishonor dishonor 2 vt: to refuse to pay or accept a bank dishonor ing the checks for insufficient …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Dishonor — Dis*hon or (d[i^]s*[o^]n [ e]r or d[i^]z*[o^]n [ e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dishonored} (d[i^]s*[o^]n [ e]rd or d[i^]z*[o^]n [ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Dishonoring}.] [OE. deshonouren, F. d[ e]shonorer; pref. d[ e]s (L. dis ) + honorer to honor,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Dishonor — Dis*hon or (d[i^]s*[o^]n [ e]r or d[i^]z*[o^]n [ e]r), n. [OE. deshonour, dishonour, OF. deshonor, deshonur, F. d[ e]shonneur; pref. des (L. dis ) + honor, honur, F. honneur, fr. L. honor. See {Honor}.] [Written also {dishonour}.] [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 dishonor — [n] state of shame abasement, abuse, affront, blame, degradation, discourtesy, discredit, disesteem, disfavor, disgrace, disrepute, ignominy, indignity, infamy, insult, obloquy, odium, offense, opprobrium, outrage, reproach, scandal, slight;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 dishonor — [dis än′ər] n. [ME deshonour < OFr deshonor: see DIS & HONOR] 1. a) loss of honor, respect, or reputation b) state of shame; disgrace; ignominy 2. a person, thing, or action that brings dishonor; discredit 3 …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 dishonor — n *disgrace, disrepute, shame, infamy, ignominy, opprobrium, obloquy, odium Analogous words: humiliation, humbling, debasement, degradation, abasement (see corresponding verbs at ABASE): *stigma, brand, blot, stain Antonyms: honor Contrasted… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 dishonor — {{11}}dishonor (n.) c.1300, from O.Fr. deshonor (12c.); see DISHONOR (Cf. dishonor) (v.). {{12}}dishonor (v.) mid 13c., from O.Fr. deshonorer (12c.), from L.L. dishonorare (reformed from classical L. dehonestare), from dis opposite of (see DIS… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 dishonor — I noun 1. a state of shame or disgrace (Freq. 1) he was resigned to a life of dishonor • Syn: ↑dishonour • Ant: ↑honor • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 9 dishonor — dishonorer, n. /dis on euhr/, n. 1. lack or loss of honor; disgraceful or dishonest character or conduct. 2. disgrace; ignominy; shame: His arrest brought dishonor to his family. 3. an indignity; insult: to do someone a dishonor. 4. a cause of… …

    Universalium

  • 10 dishonor — dis|hon|or1 [ dıs anər ] noun uncount FORMAL the fact that people no longer respect you because of something bad you have been involved in: bring dishonor on/upon: What she had done had brought dishonor on the whole family. dishonor dis|hon|or 2… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 dishonor — n. 1) to bring dishonor on, to 2) a dishonor to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 dishonor — To refuse to accept or pay a draft or to pay a promissory note when duly presented. An instrument is dishonored when a necessary or optional presentment is duly made and due acceptance or payment is refused, or cannot be obtained within the… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 13 dishonor — To refuse to accept or pay a draft or to pay a promissory note when duly presented. An instrument is dishonored when a necessary or optional presentment is duly made and due acceptance or payment is refused, or cannot be obtained within the… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 14 dishonor — I. noun Etymology: Middle English dishonour, from Anglo French deshonur, from des dis + honur honor Date: 13th century 1. lack or loss of honor or reputation 2. the state of one who has lost honor or prestige ; shame < has brought dishonor on his …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 Dishonor — The action of refusing to fulfill contractual obligations or pay a charge. Dishonoring a transaction can occur if a seller does not deliver the goods or when the buyer does not provide payment. In contracts, a party may dishonor the agreement by… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 16 dishonor — Synonyms and related words: abase, abuse, affront, aspersion, bad character, bad debt, bad name, bad odor, bad report, bad reputation, bad repute, belittlement, black mark, blemish, blot, bring into discredit, bring low, bring shame upon, call… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 dishonor — 1. noun the incident brought dishonor upon the police department Syn: disgrace, shame, discredit, humiliation, degradation, ignominy, scandal, infamy, disrepute, ill repute, loss of face, disfavor, ill favor, debasement, opprobrium, obloquy;… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 dishonor — dis•hon•or [[t]dɪsˈɒn ər[/t]] n. 1) lack or loss of honor 2) disgrace; ignominy; shame 3) indignity; insult: to do someone a dishonor[/ex] 4) a cause of shame or disgrace 5) to deprive of honor; disgrace; bring reproach or shame on 6) bus to… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 dishonor — 1. noun /dɪsˈɑːnɚ/ a) shame or disgrace b) a lack of honor or integrity 2. verb /dɪsˈɑːnɚ/ to bring disgrace upon someone or something; to …

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  • 20 dishonor — A refusal to pay. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …

    Financial and business terms