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, fr. L. honorare. See {Honor}, v. t.] [Written also {dishonour}.] 1. To deprive of honor; to disgrace; to bring reproach or shame on; to treat with indignity, or as unworthy in the sight of others; to stain the character of; to lessen the reputation of; as, the duelist dishonors himself to maintain his honor. [1913 Webster]

Nothing . . . that may dishonor Our law, or stain my vow of Nazarite. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To violate the chastity of; to debauch. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To refuse or decline to accept or pay; -- said of a bill, check, note, or draft which is due or presented; as, to dishonor a bill exchange.

Syn: To disgrace; shame; debase; degrade; lower; humble; humiliate; debauch; pollute. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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