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  1. dishonour

    • IPA[dɪsˈɒnə]


    • n.
      a state of shame or disgrace
    • v.
      bring shame or disgrace on;violate the chastity of (a woman); rape
    • verb: dishonour, 3rd person present: dishonours, gerund or present participle: dishonouring, past tense: dishonoured, past participle: dishonoured

    • 釋義


    • 1. a state of shame or disgrace they have brought dishonour upon our family


    • 1. bring shame or disgrace on the ceremony was undertaken if a pupil had done something to dishonour the school
    • archaic violate the chastity of (a woman); rape she was now unworthy of his notice, having been dishonoured by Casim
    • 2. fail to observe or respect (an agreement or principle) the community has its own principles it can itself honour or dishonour
    • refuse to accept or pay (a cheque or a bill of exchange) payment was by a cheque which was later dishonoured