dis·hon·or·able /(ˌ)dɪˈsɑnərəbəl, ˈsɑnɚ/
1. Wanting in honor; not honorable; bringing or deserving dishonor; staining the character, and lessening the reputation; shameful; disgraceful; base.
2. Wanting in honor or esteem; disesteemed.
He that is dishonorable in riches, how much more in poverty! --Ecclus. x. 31.
To find ourselves dishonorable graves. --Shak.
-- Dis*hon*or*a*ble*ness, n. -- Dis*hon*or*a*bly, adv.
adj 1: lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor;
"dishonorable in thought and deed"; "a dishonorable
discharge" [syn: dishonourable] [ant: honorable]
2: deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or
deceive [syn: dishonest] [ant: honest]
3: not bringing honor and glory; "some mute inglorious Milton
here may rest" [syn: inglorious] [ant: glorious]
4: not adhering to ethical or moral principles; "base and
unpatriotic motives"; "a base, degrading way of life";
"cheating is dishonorable"; "they considered colonialism
immoral"; "unethical practices in handling public funds"
[syn: base, dishonourable, immoral, unethical]
5: morally unacceptable; "the dishonorable conduct of trusted
men" [syn: dishonourable]