Definitions

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  • v. To disparage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To disparage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To impugn; dishonor.

Etymologies

Latin dehonestatus, past participle of dehonestare ("to dishonour"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • They have some glimmerings of the deception; they apprehend a flaw somewhere; they would fain be honest, and yet they must marry notwithstanding; for honesty's sake, they are fain to dehonestate themselves a little.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 72, October, 1863

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