dishonour Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “dishonour” in the English Dictionary

"dishonour" in British English

See all translations

dishonournoun [U]

UK US dishonor uk   /dɪˈsɒn.ər/ us   /dɪˈsɑː.nɚ/

dishonourverb [T]

UK US dishonor uk   /dɪˈsɒn.ər/ us   /dɪˈsɑː.nɚ/
dishonourable
adjective US dishonorable uk   /dɪˈsɒn.ə.rə.bəl/ us   /dɪˈsɑː.nɚ.ə.bəl/
dishonourable actions
(Definition of dishonour from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dishonour" in Business English

See all translations

dishonourverb [T]

UK US dishonor uk   /dɪˈsɒnər/ us  
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 raise fees 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)
What is the pronunciation of dishonour?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“dishonour” in British English

“dishonour” in Business English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

ultraviolet

Ultraviolet light has a wavelength that is after the violet (= light purple) end of the range of colours that can be seen by humans. Light of this type causes the skin to become darker in the sun.

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More