dishonorable

Something dishonorable is embarrassing or shameful. If you get a dishonorable report card, it probably means your grades could've been better.

The adjective dishonorable often describes a soldier's discharge from the military — a dishonorable discharge means the enlisted member has been found guilty of a crime by a court martial. Its opposite is an honorable discharge, when a solider in good standing leaves the military. You act with dishonorable behavior when you bully someone or act cruelly. Honorable comes from the same Latin root as honor, honorem, "dignity or reputation," and dis- here means "lack of."

Definitions of dishonorable
  1. adjective
    lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor
    dishonorable in thought and deed”
    synonyms: dishonourable
    inglorious
    not bringing honor and glory
    dishonest
    deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
    black, disgraceful, ignominious, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful
    (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
    debasing, degrading
    used of conduct; characterized by dishonor
    shabby
    mean and unworthy and despicable
    unprincipled
    having little or no integrity
    yellow
    cowardly or treacherous
    unjust
    violating principles of justice
    ignoble
    completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose
    disreputable
    lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance
    unworthy
    lacking in value or merit
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    honorable, honourable
    worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect
    honest, honorable
    not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
    august, revered, venerable
    profoundly honored
    laureate
    worthy of the greatest honor or distinction
    time-honored, time-honoured
    honored because of age or long usage
    just
    used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting
    moral
    concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
    noble
    having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character
    reputable
    having a good reputation
    worthy
    having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable
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  2. adjective
    deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
    synonyms: dishonest
    Janus-faced, ambidextrous, deceitful, double-dealing, double-faced, double-tongued, duplicitous, two-faced
    marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
    beguiling
    misleading by means of pleasant or alluring methods
    deceitful, fallacious, fraudulent
    intended to deceive
    deceptive, misleading, shoddy
    designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently
    false
    designed to deceive
    picaresque
    involving clever rogues or adventurers especially as in a type of fiction
    blackguardly, rascally, roguish, scoundrelly
    lacking principles or scruples
    thieving, thievish
    given to thievery
    dishonourable
    lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor
    insincere
    lacking sincerity
    corrupt, crooked
    not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive
    false
    not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
    untrustworthy, untrusty
    not worthy of trust or belief
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    Antonyms:
    honest, honorable
    not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
    direct
    straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action
    echt, genuine
    not fake or counterfeit
    downright
    characterized by plain blunt honesty
    honorable, honourable
    worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect
    artless, ingenuous
    characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious
    sincere
    open and genuine; not deceitful
    square, straight
    characterized by honesty and fairness
    true
    consistent with fact or reality; not false
    trustworthy, trusty
    worthy of trust or belief
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