Pronunciation: (dis-on'ur),[key] —n. 1. lack or loss of honor; disgraceful or dishonest character or conduct.
2. disgrace; ignominy; shame: His arrest brought dishonor to his family. 3. an indignity; insult: to do someone a dishonor. 4. a cause of shame or disgrace: He is a dishonor to his family. 5. Com.failure or refusal of the drawee or intended acceptor of a bill of exchange or note to accept it or, if it is accepted, to pay and retire it.
—v.t. 1. to deprive of honor; disgrace; bring reproach or shame on.
2. Com.to fail or refuse to honor or pay (a draft, check, etc.).
3. to rape or seduce. Also,esp. Brit.,dis•hon'our.