Dishonorable vs Contemptible - What's the difference?

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Dishonorable is a related term of contemptible.


As adjectives the difference between dishonorable and contemptible

is that dishonorable is without honor, or causing dishonor while contemptible is deserving contempt.

dishonorable

English

Alternative forms

* dishonourable

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Without honor, or causing dishonor
  • Lacking respect or ethical principles
  • Derived terms

    * dishonorable discharge English words with consonant pseudo-digraphs

    contemptible

    English

    Alternative forms

    * contemptable

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • deserving contempt
  • * {{quote-book
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    Synonyms

    * despicable