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English noun: dishonour

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


SamplesHe was resigned to a life of dishonor.


Synonymsdishonor


Broader (hypernym)standing


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


Antonymshonour, honor, laurels

2. dishonour (attribute) lacking honor or integrity


Synonymsdishonor


Broader (hypernym)unrighteousness


Antonymshonor, honour


English verb: dishonour

1. dishonour (social) bring shame or dishonor upon


SamplesHe dishonored his family by committing a serious crime.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to dishonour Sue


Synonymsattaint, disgrace, dishonor, 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. dishonour (social) force (someone) to have sex against their will


SamplesThe woman was raped on her way home at night.


Synonymsassault, dishonor, outrage, rape, ravish, violate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


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


Narrower (hyponym)gang-rape

3. dishonour (possession) refuse to accept


SamplesDishonor checks and drafts.


Synonymsdishonor


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


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


Antonymshonor, honour









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