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dishonour

noun [U] uk UK ( US dishonor)   /dɪˈsɒn.ər/ us    /-ˈsɑː.nɚ/
a feeling of embarrassment and loss of people's respect, or a situation in which you experience this: Some of the leaders of the coup took their lives rather than face dishonour. It was no dishonour to be beaten by such a strong opponent.

dishonour

verb [T] uk UK ( US dishonor)   /dɪˈsɒn.ər/ us    /-ˈsɑː.nɚ/
to cause someone or something to lose respect: He felt that he had dishonoured his country. If you dishonour a promise or agreement, you do not do what you said you would do: We suspect he means to dishonour the agreement made three years ago.
dishonourable
adjective uk ( US dishonorable)   /-ə.bl̩/ us  
dishonourable actions
Translations of “dishonour”
in Spanish deshonra, deshonor…
in French déshonneur…
in German die Unehre…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不光彩,不名譽,恥辱,羞辱…
in Russian бесчестье, позор…
in Turkish namusuna leke sürme, onursuzluk, haysiyetsizlik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不光彩,不名誉,耻辱,羞辱…
in Polish hańba…
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