dishonor

Part of speech: verb

To disgrace; insult; seduce.

Part of speech: verb

Com. To decline or fail to pay, as a note.

Part of speech: noun

Lack of honor; degradation; insult; reproach; strain.

Part of speech: noun

Refusal or failure to pay a note, etc., when due.

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Usage examples "dishonor":

  1. Defeat, dishonor, and distress turned the day into a painful memory. - "Sketches of the Covenanters", J. C. McFeeters.
  2. Lady Audley, he said, Heaven forbid that either you or I should ever bring grief or dishonor upon my uncle's generous heart! - "Lady Audley's Secret", Mary Elizabeth Braddon.
  3. But my flesh is weak, I tearfully said, And the way I cannot see; I fear if I try I may sadly fail, And thus may dishonor Thee. - "Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days", Annie L. Burton.