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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.
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Adv.1.dishonorably - in a dishonorable manner; "he acted dishonorably"
honorably, uprightly - in an honorable manner; "he acted honorably"
2.dishonorably - with dishonor; "he was dishonorably discharged"
honourably, honorably - with honor; "he was honorably discharged after many years of service"
3.dishonorably - in a dishonorable manner or to a dishonorable degree; "his grades were disgracefully low"
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References in classic literature ?
I believed that he had never acted dishonorably, and I begged him to tell me the history.
Old File, Young File, and myself were all dishonorably mentioned together in a second paragraph, as runaways of inferior importance Not a word was said in the handbill to show that the authorities at Barkingham even so much as suspected the direction in which any one of us had escaped.
Jerry Lamosao, the spokesperson of 10th Infantry Division, confirmed Plasabas is a former soldier who was dishonorably dismissed.
The civil service exam can be taken by any Filipino citizen 18 years old and up, has no criminal record, has not been dishonorably discharged from military service, or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government and has not taken the same level of career service examination within three months from the last examination taken.
Lacson, who served as National Police chief (1999-2001) before his election to the Senate, suggested that the PNP leadership 'should train [their] profiling and surveillance efforts on dishonorably discharged police and military personnel who have become guns for hire.'
"The PNP should instead conduct profiling and surveillance on dishonorably discharged PNP and AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) personnel to keep track of their post-discharge activities including their lifestyle," Lacson said in a statement.
Promises may be forgotten, dishonorably or otherwise, by those who make them but they are never forgotten or lost sight of by those to whom or for whose benefit they are made.
was not dishonorably discharged by the Filipino people is 'disconcerting.' They recalled that Martires believes that Marcos 'opted to leave the Malacanang' and was not ousted through the People Power revolution.
Dopoh claims that he was dishonorably humiliated by the transport officer for half an hour even to the extent that a police officer with batch #3050 informed him that the vehicle was a representative's vehicle with plate Rep.
More than 4,000 additional people dishonorably discharged from the military have been added to a federal database prohibiting them from buying guns after a mass shooting in Texas last year, according to ( CNN .
Jeffrey Nance, ruled Bergdahl should be dishonorably discharged from the U.S.