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dishonour

verb [T] UK formal (US dishonor)     /dɪˈsɒn.ər/ US  /-ˈsɑː.nɚ/
to cause someone or something to lose respect : He felt that he had dishonoured his country .Humiliating and degrading 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.Disappointing yourself and others dishonourable (US dishonorable)     /-ə.bl̩/ adjective dishonourable actions Humiliating and degrading
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