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Definition of Dishonor


  1. Lack of honor; disgrace; ignominy; shame; reproach.
  2. The nonpayment or nonacceptance of commercial paper by the party on whom it is drawn.
  3. 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.
  4. To violate the chastity of; to debauch.
  5. 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.

Dishonor Quotations

When music is allowed to take the place of devotion and prayer, it is a terrible curse. Young people assemble together to sing, and, although professed Christians, frequently dishonor God and their faith by their frivolous conversation and their choice of music.
Ellen G. White

Let not the 12 million Negroes be ashamed of the fact that they are the grandchildren of slaves. There is dishonor in being slave-owners.
Mahatma Gandhi

Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I think there's a difference when you make fun of yourself and your own behavior, and when you dishonor or disrespect Christ. If you're making a mockery of Christ is one thing. But if you're just joking about human foibles and weaknesses, I think that's perfectly acceptable.
Patricia Heaton

We glorify God with all of our members, but in most cases, our mouths seem to get more opportunity. So it just goes without saying that we can dishonor Him with our mouths as well.
Monica Johnson
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Dishonor Translations

dishonor in German is entehren
dishonor in Latin is inhonesto, dedecus
dishonor in Spanish is deshonor
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