Dishonest vs Dishonorable - What's the difference?

dishonest | dishonorable |


As adjectives the difference between dishonest and dishonorable

is that dishonest is not honest while dishonorable is without honor, or causing dishonor.

dishonest

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not honest.
  • Interfering with honesty.
  • (obsolete) Dishonourable; shameful; indecent; unchaste; lewd.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • inglorious triumphs and dishonest scars
  • * Sir T. North
  • Speak no foul or dishonest words before them [the women].
  • (obsolete) Dishonoured; disgraced; disfigured.
  • * Dryden
  • Dishonest with lopped arms the youth appears, / Spoiled of his nose and shortened of his ears.

    Antonyms

    * honest

    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