Simple Definition of dishonest
: saying or likely to say things that are untrue
: containing information that is untrue
: used to deceive someone
Examples of dishonest in a sentence
She gave dishonest answers to our questions.
<dishonest kids who lie about their ages in order to get into R-rated movies>
Origin and Etymology of dishonest
Middle English, from Anglo-French deshoneste, from des- dis- + honeste honest
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of dishonest
DISHONEST Defined for Kids
Definition of dishonest for Students
: not honest or trustworthy
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