dishonour Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"dishonour" in British English

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dishonournoun [U]

UK (US dishonor) uk   /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 ​theirlivesrather than ​face dishonour. It was no dishonour to be ​beaten by such a ​strongopponent.

dishonourverb [T]

UK (US dishonor) uk   /dɪˈsɒn.ər/  us   /-ˈsɑː.nɚ/
to ​cause someone or something to ​loserespect: 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 (US dishonorable) uk   us   /-ə.bl̩/
dishonourable ​actions
(Definition of dishonour from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dishonour" in Business English

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dishonourverb [T]

UK ( US dishonor) uk   us   /dɪˈsɒnər/
BANKING if a ​bank dishonours a ​cheque, it ​refuses to ​pay it because there is not enough ​money in the ​account of the ​person who has written the ​cheque: The Bank of Australia ​reversed its decision to ​raisefees for dishonored ​checks.
FINANCE to ​refuse to ​accept or ​pay a bill of ​exchange
formal to ​refuse to do something that you previously ​agreed to do: The ​government has been ​accused of dishonouring its ​pledge to ​upgrade London's underground ​network.
(Definition of dishonour from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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