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. [1913 Webster]

It was not meet for us to see the king's dishonor. --Ezra iv. 14. [1913 Webster]

His honor rooted in dishonor stood. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) The nonpayment or nonacceptance of commercial paper by the party on whom it is drawn.

Syn: Disgrace; ignominy; shame; censure; reproach; opprobrium. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.