Adjective "dishonorable" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Bringing shame or disgrace on someone or something.
  1. 'How dishonourable and reprehensible, and I am very surprised that you would deal with such a person as this man is evolving to be.'
  2. 'Either way, I always feel guilty and dishonourable.'
  3. 'Wooed by a man with dishonorable intentions, she found herself unwed, disgraced, and cast out.'
  4. 'Does this impudent, dishonourable journalist think he is the equal of Tolstoy, physically, intellectually, artistically, or morally?'
  5. 'You played a very dishonest and dishonourable part in that matter.'
  6. '‘Not only were you guilty of the offence of which you were convicted, but you were also in my view guilty of dishonourable conduct,’ he said.'
  7. 'Having thrown water bottles at each other in the most alien conduct of the House many wondered if there was any tolerance at all, or if in fact they had elected dishonourable people to make laws for the country.'
  8. 'Although the tribute was often a precise sum of money, it could be seen as dishonourable for the king to receive ‘pay’.'
  9. 'Many of the bigger sites claim to vet members' profiles, but there is often little to stop those with dishonourable or even criminal intentions from lying about themselves.'
  10. 'It would be dishonest and dishonourable to pretend otherwise.'


1. showing lack of honor or integrity; ignoble; base; disgraceful; shameful: Cheating is dishonorable.

2. having no honor or good repute; unprincipled; disreputable: a dishonorable man.

More examples(as adjective)

"discharges can be dishonorable."

"acts can be dishonorable."