Dishonor

Dis*hon"or

(ds*n"r or dz*n"r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dishonored (ds*n"rd or dz*n"rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Dishonoring.] [OE. deshonouren, F. dshonorer; pref. ds- (L. dis-) + honorer to honor, fr. L. honorare. See Honor, v. t.]
[Written also dishonour.]
1. To deprive of honor; to disgrace; to bring reproach or shame on; to treat with indignity, or as unworthy in the sight of others; to stain the character of; to lessen the reputation of; as, the duelist dishonors himself to maintain his honor.
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Nothing . . . that may dishonor
Our law, or stain my vow of Nazarite.
Milton.
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2. To violate the chastity of; to debauch. Dryden.
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3. To refuse or decline to accept or pay; -- said of a bill, check, note, or draft which is due or presented; as, to dishonor a bill exchange.

Syn. -- To disgrace; shame; debase; degrade; lower; humble; humiliate; debauch; pollute.
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