dishonourable


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Related to dishonourable: Dishonourable discharge

dishonourable

(dɪsˈɒnərəbəl; -ˈɒnrəbəl) or

dishonorable

adj
1. characterized by or causing dishonour or discredit
2. having little or no integrity; unprincipled
disˈhonourableness, disˈhonorableness n
disˈhonourably, disˈhonorably adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dishonourable - 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"

dishonourable

U.S. dishonorable
Translations
شائِن، مُخْزٍ، مُعيب
nečestný
skamfuldvanærende
becstelenszégyenteljes
smánarlegur, svívirîilegur

dishonourable

dishonorable (US) [dɪsˈɒnərəbl] ADJdeshonroso
dishonourable discharge (US) (Mil) → baja f por conducta deshonrosa

dishonourable

[dɪsˈɒnərəbəl] (British) dishonorable (US) adj (= disreputable) [person] → sans honneur; [behaviour] → déshonorant(e)dishonourable discharge (British) dishonorable discharge (US) nrenvoi m (de l'armée) pour manquement à l'honneur

dishonourable

, (US) dishonorable
adjunehrenhaft; it was dishonourable of him to do thates war unehrenhaft, dass er das getan hat

dishonourable

dishonorable (Am) [dɪsˈɒnrəbl] adjdisonorevole

dishonour

(disˈonə) (American) dishonor noun
disgrace; shame.
dishonourable , (American) dishonorable adjectivedishonourably adverb , (American) dishonorably verb
to cause shame to. You have dishonoured your family by your actions!
disˈhonourable adjective
a dishonourable action.
disˈhonourably adverb
References in classic literature ?
ENDNOTES: (1) The haunch was regarded as a dishonourable portion.
And this, as I imagine, is the reason why the forwardness to take office, instead of waiting to be compelled, has been deemed dishonourable. Now the worst part of the punishment is that he who refuses to rule is liable to be ruled by one who is worse than himself.
I told him I hoped he would make no dishonourable proposal to me, especially in his own house, and that if it was such, I desired he would not propose it, that I might not be obliged to offer any resentment to him that did not become the respect I professed for him, and the trust I had placed in him in coming to his house; and begged of him he would give me leave to go away, and accordingly began to put on my gloves and prepare to be gone, though at the same time I no more intended it than he intended to let me.
Well, he importuned me not to talk of going; he assured me he had no dishonourable thing in his thoughts about me, and was very far from offering anything to me that was dishonourable, and if I thought so, he would choose to say no more of it.
Now some things which are commanded differ from others; not in the business, but in the end proposed thereby: for which reason many works, even of a servile nature, are not disgraceful for young freemen to perform; for many things which are ordered to be done are not honourable or dishonourable so much in their own nature as in the end which is proposed, and the reason for which they are undertaken.
Of course I did not leave him to pursue this occupation in quiet: I made several attempts to snatch the book from his hands, but he held it too firmly for that; I upbraided him in bitterness and scorn for his mean and dishonourable conduct, but that had no effect upon him; and, finally, I extinguished both the candles, but he only wheeled round to the fire, and raising a blaze sufficient for his purposes, calmly continued the investigation.
"Yet surely he could have no dishonourable design; it is impossible!
``He is a Templar,'' said De Bracy, ``and cannot therefore rival me in my plan of wedding this heiress; and to attempt aught dishonourable against the intended bride of De Bracy By Heaven!
It is most dishonourable for him to leave us in that dishonourable manner.
Prophet Erue, in a statement signed on his behalf by Nick Ovuakporie, Director, Communications of the faction in Asaba, described Dr Ngige as treading a dishonourable path that is disgraceful and unbecoming of a minister.
Tory legal eagle Geoffrey Cox provides the excuses and the resurrection would be utterly dishonourable after even May subsequently voted against her lousy deal to create a poorer and weaker Britain -- the PM's ex-brain Nick Timothy revealing her strategy is damage limitation when she is unable to see an economic upside.
The committee called it a "dishonourable promise backed by a dishonourable threat".