Definition of dishonorable in English:

dishonorable

Syllabification: dis·hon·or·a·ble
Pronunciation: /disˈänərəb(ə)l
 
/
(British dishonourable)

adjective

Bringing shame or disgrace on someone or something: his crimes are petty and dishonorable
More example sentences
  • Many of the bigger sites claim to vet members' profiles, but there is often little to stop those with dishonourable or even criminal intentions from lying about themselves.
  • Either way, I always feel guilty and dishonourable.
  • It would be dishonest and dishonourable to pretend otherwise.
Synonyms
disgraceful, shameful, disreputable, discreditable, degrading, ignominious, ignoble, blameworthy, contemptible, despicable, reprehensible, shabby, shoddy, sordid, sorry, base, low, improper, unseemly, unworthy; unprincipled, unscrupulous, corrupt, untrustworthy, treacherous, traitorous
informal shady, dirty
literary perfidious
archaic scurvy

Derivatives

dishonorableness

noun
More example sentences
  • So we come by our dishonorableness honestly, so to speak.
  • This kind of direct charity can, however, run into people who misuse it by constantly begging or employing deceit and dishonorableness.
  • The wages of labour vary with the ease or hardship, the honourableness or dishonourableness of employment.’

dishonorably

adverb
More example sentences
  • I think I have a much more tempestuous and eventful amorous life than the average middle-class citizen, but I wouldn't agree that I necessarily behaved dishonourably.
  • I acted dishonourably and now is the time to act honourably.
  • Part of him, the public servant, knows that he is acting dishonourably, but his conscience tells him that he has no other option.

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