1. [ noun ] a state of dishonor
Synonyms: shame ignominy

"one mistake brought shame to all his family" "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"

Related terms: dishonor humiliation reproach odium obloquy dishonor discredit
2. [ verb ] bring shame or dishonor upon
Synonyms: dishonor shame dishonour attaint

"he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"

Related terms: honor foul shame shame dishonor dishonor
3. [ verb ] reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
Synonyms: demean take_down put_down degrade

"She tends to put down younger women colleagues" "His critics took him down after the lecture"

Related terms: humiliate reduce dehumanize put-down
4. [ verb ] damage the reputation of
Synonyms: discredit

"This newspaper story discredits the politicians"

Related terms: disparage shame
Similar spelling:   disgraced