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1. Characterized by or causing dishonor or discredit.
2. Lacking integrity; unprincipled.

dis·hon′or·a·ble·ness n.
dis·hon′or·a·bly adv.


(dɪsˈɒn ər ə bəl)

1. showing lack of honor or integrity; ignoble; base; disgraceful; shameful.
2. having no honor or good repute.
dis•hon′or•a•ble•ness, n.
dis•hon′or•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dishonorable - lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor; "dishonorable in thought and deed"
inglorious - not bringing honor and glory; "some mute inglorious Milton here may rest"
dishonest, dishonorable - deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
unjust - violating principles of justice; "unjust punishment"; "an unjust judge"; "an unjust accusation"
ignoble - completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose; "something cowardly and ignoble in his attitude"; "I think it a less evil that some criminals should escape than that the government should play an ignoble part"- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
disreputable - lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance
unworthy - lacking in value or merit; "dispel a student whose conduct is deemed unworthy"; "unworthy of forgiveness"
honourable, honorable - worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect; "an honorable man"; "led an honorable life"; "honorable service to his country"
2.dishonorable - deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
dishonorable, dishonourable - lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor; "dishonorable in thought and deed"
insincere - lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere"
corrupt, crooked - not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive
false - not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality; "gave false testimony under oath"; "false tales of bravery"
untrustworthy, untrusty - not worthy of trust or belief; "an untrustworthy person"


Meriting or causing shame or dishonor:
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I do not believe Beecher or his party would stoop to anything dishonorable or underhand, though they would not hesitate, nor would we, to take advantage of every fair chance to win in the race.
But now, after such dishonorable usage, who can tell what were his designs on her.
Nor those mysterious parts were then conceald, Then was not guiltie shame, dishonest shame Of natures works, honor dishonorable, Sin-bred, how have ye troubl'd all mankind With shews instead, meer shews of seeming pure, And banisht from mans life his happiest life, Simplicitie and spotless innocence.
You know that it is the most dishonorable thing any of us can do.
And therefore you begin in error when you advise that we should regard the opinion of the many about just and unjust, good and evil, honorable and dishonorable.
Besides other impediments, it may be remarked that, where there is a consciousness of unjust or dishonorable purposes, communication is always checked by distrust in proportion to the number whose concurrence is necessary.
Unwilling as she was to admit an idea so destructive of Jane's happiness, and so dishonorable to the stability of her lover, she could not prevent its frequently occurring.
Certainly, who hath a state to repair, may not despise small things; and commonly it is less dishonorable, to abridge petty charges, than to stoop to petty gettings.
The proud daughter of a thousand Jeddaks would choose death to a dishonorable alliance such as this, nor could John Carter do less for Helium than his Princess would do.
of a dishonorable act of violence upon the person of a foolish woman,
Tis this: instead of pulling me to pieces, as all these rascals do - of making me bend my back, and double my joints - all of them low and dishonorable practices - " D'Artagnan made a sign of approbation with his head.
and again he told himself that it was impossible, that there would be something unnatural, and as it seemed to him dishonorable, in this marriage.