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English noun: dishonor

1. dishonor (state) a state of shame or disgrace

SamplesHe was resigned to a life of dishonor.


Broader (hypernym)standing

Narrower (hyponym)corruptness, discredit, disesteem, disgrace, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, opprobrium, shame

Antonymshonour, honor, laurels

2. dishonor (attribute) lacking honor or integrity


Broader (hypernym)unrighteousness

Antonymshonor, honour

English verb: dishonor

1. dishonor (social) bring shame or dishonor upon

SamplesHe dishonored his family by committing a serious crime.

ExamplesThe performance is likely to dishonor Sue

Synonymsattaint, disgrace, dishonour, shame

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)befoul, defile, foul, maculate

Antonymshonor, honour, reward

2. dishonor (social) force (someone) to have sex against their will

SamplesThe woman was raped on her way home at night.

Synonymsassault, dishonour, outrage, rape, ravish, violate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)assail, assault, attack, set on

Narrower (hyponym)gang-rape

3. dishonor (possession) refuse to accept

SamplesDishonor checks and drafts.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)decline, pass up, refuse, reject, turn down

Antonymshonor, honour

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