|1.||[ noun ] a state of dishonor|
"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|
"This newspaper story discredits the politicians"
|Related terms:||disparage shame|