Someone who is dishonourable is not honest and does things which you consider to be morally unacceptable.

Mark had done nothing dishonourable...

He was not a dishonourable man, he was merely a professional.

Derived words:
dishonourably [[t]dɪsɒ̱nərəbli[/t]] ADV-GRADED ADV after v, ADV -ed

He will not be seen to act dishonourably. He could not live with that.

(in AM, use dishonorable)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • dishonourable — BrE, dishonorable AmE adjective not morally correct or acceptable: There s nothing dishonourable in charging for advice …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dishonourable — dis hon·our·a·ble || nÉ™rÉ™bl adj. disgraceful, shameful, improper …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dishonourable — (US dishonorable) adjective bringing shame or disgrace. Derivatives dishonourableness noun dishonourably adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • dishonourable — UK [dɪsˈɒn(ə)rəb(ə)l] / US [dɪsˈɑnərəb(ə)l] adjective formal considered bad or morally wrong Derived word: dishonourably adverb …   English dictionary

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  • dishonourable discharge — UK US noun [countable] [singular dishonourable discharge plural dishonourable discharges] an order for someone to leave the armed forces because they have broken important rules The court martial was followed by a dishonourable discharge …   Useful english dictionary

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