- The supposed honor of being selected to do a difficult or unpopular task or the supposed honor associated with receiving a questionable award.
- I have the dubious honor of being in charge of fundraising for roof repair on the town youth gymnasium." Meaning, it's an honor to be tasked yet something unwanted.
- "The big league athlete had the dubious honor of being voted 'Most Difficult to Interview' by the sportswriters." An ironic honor, so to speak.