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English definition of “dishonour”

dishonour

verb [T] UK (US dishonor)     /dɪˈsɒnər/
to show no respect for someone or something by behaving badly: He felt that he had dishonoured his country.Humiliating and degrading
to refuse to accept or pay a cheque or a bill (= amount charged) Paying and spending money
(Definition of dishonour verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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