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1. Loss of honor, respect, or reputation.
2. The condition of having lost honor or good repute.
3. A cause of loss of honor: was a dishonor to the club.
4. Failure to pay or refusal to accept a note, a bill, or another commercial obligation.
tr.v. dis·hon·ored, dis·hon·or·ing, dis·hon·ors
1. To bring shame or disgrace upon.
2. To treat in a disrespectful or demeaning manner.
3. To fail or refuse to accept or pay (a note, bill, or check, for example).

[Middle English dishonour, from Old French deshonor : des-, dis- + honor, honor; see honor.]

dis·hon′or·er n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dishonored - suffering shame
ashamed - feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse; "are you ashamed for having lied?"; "felt ashamed of my torn coat"
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Your one chance of future happiness is to be disassociated, at once and forever, from my dishonored life.
I have only to sign my dishonored name, and every one will understand and applaud my motive for writing as I do.
One Nasrullah informed Kohsar police that one Nadeem had handed over him a cheque of Rs1.5 million for business purposes, which was dishonored. Ibrahim told Karachi Company police that Naeem had handed him over a cheque of Rs100,000 for business purposes, which was dishonored.
The cheque was deposited with a private bank in Madina Town on Aug 21 and it was dishonored.
Arbab Zafar Khan paid the price of land, while his friend gave him a cheque of Rs 10.86m, which was dishonored.
Sorrowfully, one professor from Multan, a few years ago, and five professors from Lahore, a few months ago, were blatantly dishonored and handcuffed.
Written by science fiction writer Michael Moreci and distinctively illustrated with the artwork of Andrea Olimpieri, "Dishonored: The Peeress and the Price", follows the continuing adventures of Corvo Attano and the now Empress Emily Kaldwin in a graphic novel sequel based upon the highly anticipated upcoming game Dishonored 2 as they come up against brand new threats and foes.
Terming the United Kingdom as the biggest symbol of democracy, the law minister said, "We want to see the country to give appropriate punishments to people those vandalized Bangladesh High Commission in London, attacked its staffs and dishonored the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman." "If they can't punish them, let's hand them over to us, we will brought them to justice through proper trial.
He said that Sheraz Anjum allegedly sold out the tractors and provided complainant five cheques which were later dishonored.
Garin in her complaint said she 'felt so much maligned and dishonored by the malicious statements' of Ubial in media interviews on Garin's role in the Dengvaxia controversy.
NAROWAL -- An elderly woman was dishonored by an influential landlord in a village near Punjab's Narowal city on Sunday.
The attorney's bank, however, placed a hold on the deposit and dishonored it as uncollectible several days later.