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 for dishonour
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dishonor \Dis*hon"or\ (d[i^]s*[o^]n"[~e]r or
     d[i^]z*[o^]n"[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dishonored
     (d[i^]s*[o^]n"[~e]rd or d[i^]z*[o^]n"[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Dishonoring.] [OE. deshonouren, F. d['e]shonorer; pref.
     d['e]s- (L. dis-) + honorer to honor, fr. L. honorare. See
     Honor, v. t.] [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.
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              Nothing . . . that may dishonor
              Our law, or stain my vow of Nazarite. --Milton.
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     2. To violate the chastity of; to debauch. --Dryden.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dishonor \Dis*hon"or\ (d[i^]s*[o^]n"[~e]r or
     d[i^]z*[o^]n"[~e]r), n. [OE. deshonour, dishonour, OF.
     deshonor, deshonur, F. d['e]shonneur; pref. des- (L. dis-) +
     honor, honur, F. honneur, fr. L. honor. See Honor.]
     [Written also dishonour.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Lack of honor; disgrace; ignominy; shame; reproach.
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              It was not meet for us to see the king's dishonor.
                                                    --Ezra iv. 14.
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              His honor rooted in dishonor stood.   --Tennyson.
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     2. (Law) The nonpayment or nonacceptance of commercial paper
        by the party on whom it is drawn.
  
     Syn: Disgrace; ignominy; shame; censure; reproach;
          opprobrium.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

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