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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·hon·or /(ˌ)dɪˈsɑnɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·hon·or n.  [Written also dishonour.]
 1. Lack of honor; disgrace; ignominy; shame; reproach.
    It was not meet for us to see the king's dishonor.   --Ezra iv. 14.
    His honor rooted in dishonor stood.   --Tennyson.
 2. Law The nonpayment or nonacceptance of commercial paper by the party on whom it is drawn.
 Syn: -- Disgrace; ignominy; shame; censure; reproach; opprobrium.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·hon·or v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dishonored p. pr. & vb. n. Dishonoring.]  [Written also dishonour.]
 1. To deprive of honor; to disgrace; to bring reproach or shame on; to treat with indignity, or as unworthy in the sight of others; to stain the character of; to lessen the reputation of; as, the duelist dishonors himself to maintain his honor.
 Nothing . . . that may dishonor
 Our law, or stain my vow of Nazarite.   --Milton.
 2. To violate the chastity of; to debauch.
 3. To refuse or decline to accept or pay; -- said of a bill, check, note, or draft which is due or presented; as, to dishonor a bill exchange.
 Syn: -- To disgrace; shame; debase; degrade; lower; humble; humiliate; debauch; pollute.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a state of shame or disgrace; "he was resigned to a life of
           dishonor" [syn: dishonour] [ant: honor]
      2: lacking honor or integrity [syn: dishonour] [ant: honor]
      v 1: bring shame or dishonor upon; "he dishonored his family by
           committing a serious crime" [syn: disgrace, dishonour,
            attaint, shame] [ant: honor]
      2: force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman
         was raped on her way home at night" [syn: rape, ravish,
          violate, assault, dishonour, outrage]
      3: refuse to accept; "dishonor checks and drafts" [syn: dishonour]
         [ant: honor]