Definition of dishonourable in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪsˈɒn(ə)rəb(ə)l/
(US dishonorable)


Bringing shame or disgrace on someone or something: his crimes are petty and dishonourable
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.
disgraceful, shameful, shameless, shaming, disreputable, discreditable, degrading, debasing, ignominious, ignoble, blameworthy, contemptible, despicable, reprehensible, shabby, shoddy, sordid, sorry, base, low, improper, unseemly, unworthy;
unprincipled, unscrupulous, corrupt, untrustworthy, treacherous, perfidious, traitorous, villainous
informal shady, crooked, low-down, dirty, rotten, rascally, scoundrelly
British informal beastly
archaic scurvy, knavish



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.’


Pronunciation: /dɪsˈɒn(ə)rəbli/
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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