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  • adj. Alternative spelling of dishonorable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor


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  • Skilled propagandists constantly gibed at what they called the dishonourable default of an honourable debt.

    Yesterday and To-day in America

  • 'My dear Wilfrid,' were her next words, 'you have been guilty of what is commonly called a dishonourable action.'

    A Life's Morning

  • Will you not, then, tell me who you are, and what is this thing, which you call dishonourable, that brought you into Languedoc? "

    Bardelys the Magnificent; being an account of the strange wooing pursued by the Sieur Marcel de Saint-Pol, marquis of Bardelys...

  • Cyril whom she had never even had course or reason to call dishonourable had written himself to ask her to try and forgive him.

    Daisy Ashford: Her Book

  • “Yes, I think it may be fairly called dishonourable,” said Rose;

    Father Payne

  • But if he is called dishonourable for dissenting, then honour does not seem to me to be a real word at all, but only a term of abuse for a man who objects to some concerted plan.

    Father Payne

  • The gloomy and melancholy argument brought forward by the enemies of "communism" that under such a condition "the incentive of private initiative would disappear" and that no other motive could take its place, is an argument based upon the assumption that human nature derives more inspiration from the idea of dishonourable greed than it derives from the idea of honourable and useful labour; which is an assumption so wholly opposed to true psychology that it has only to be nakedly stated to be seen in its complete absurdity.

    The Complex Vision

  • Why should we let up on the "dishonourable" who hang on for pretty base reasons - self interests, their pockets,and their undeserved status?

    Will the Telegraph be culpable if there's a suicide?

  • Somewhere in my head I think there's a way to distinguish between a way of representing an argument that's honourable and one that is dishonourable which is of a higher level or different place than just whether or not you appeal to rhetoric or emotion, but I can't place it.

    Dvorak on Online Community - Anil Dash

  • a private soldier of the Emperor's guard should have so long resisted the utmost efforts of so approved a knight, could not but own that the combat had been fought with perfect fairness and equality, and decided upon terms dishonourable to neither party.

    Waverley Novels — Volume 12


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