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 for Dishonored
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dishonor \Dis*hon"or\ (d[i^]s*[o^]n"[~e]r or
     d[i^]z*[o^]n"[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dishonored
     (d[i^]s*[o^]n"[~e]rd or d[i^]z*[o^]n"[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Dishonoring.] [OE. deshonouren, F. d['e]shonorer; pref.
     d['e]s- (L. dis-) + honorer to honor, fr. L. honorare. See
     Honor, v. t.] [Written also dishonour.]
     1. To deprive of honor; to disgrace; to bring reproach or
        shame on; to treat with indignity, or as unworthy in the
        sight of others; to stain the character of; to lessen the
        reputation of; as, the duelist dishonors himself to
        maintain his honor.
        [1913 Webster]
              Nothing . . . that may dishonor
              Our law, or stain my vow of Nazarite. --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To violate the chastity of; to debauch. --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. To refuse or decline to accept or pay; -- said of a bill,
        check, note, or draft which is due or presented; as, to
        dishonor a bill exchange.
     Syn: To disgrace; shame; debase; degrade; lower; humble;
          humiliate; debauch; pollute.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: suffering shame [syn: discredited, disgraced,
             dishonored, shamed]

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