dishonorable


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dis·hon·or·a·ble

 (dĭs-ŏn′ər-ə-bəl)
adj.
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.

dis•hon•or•a•ble

(dɪsˈɒn ər ə bəl)

adj.
1. showing lack of honor or integrity; ignoble; base; disgraceful; shameful.
2. having no honor or good repute.
[1525–35]
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"

dishonorable

adjective
Meriting or causing shame or dishonor:
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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 Flea jumped so high that nobody could see where he went to; so they all asserted he had not jumped at all; and that was dishonorable.
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."
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.
"Louis XVI was executed because they said he was dishonorable and a criminal," came into Pierre's head, "and from their point of view they were right, as were those too who canonized him and died a martyr's death for his sake.
"I don't know why there aren't laws against such base, dishonorable people."
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.--'Well,' some one will say, 'but the many can kill us.'
SOCRATES: Are we to say that we are never intentionally to do wrong, or that in one way we ought and in another way we ought not to do wrong, or is doing wrong always evil and dishonorable, as I was just now saying, and as has been already acknowledged by us?
It would be dishonorable to let others engage themselves to anything serious in dependence on me.
Only in the Philippines can we find those who are overly insensitive and thick-faced seeking a Senate seat, despite the fact that they have been proven to be grossly dishonorable, totally inadequate and absolutely unwanted in public service.
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo told Sison there was nothing dishonorable in accepting defeat, saying there was other ways to effect change other than armed struggle.