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dishonest

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of dishonest

  1. 1 telling or containing lies <dishonest kids who lie about their ages in order to get into R-rated movies> <dishonest statements on the claims form> Synonyms lying, mendacious, untruthful Related Words erroneous, fallacious, false, misleading, untrue; double-dealing, hypocrite, hypocritical, insincere, mealymouthed, smooth-tongued, two-faced; perjurious Near Antonyms candid, open, plainspoken, straightforward; earnest, sincere, true; conscientious, moral, principled, scrupulous; dependable, reliable, trustable, trustworthy, trusty; decent, ethical, honorable, just, respectable, righteous, right-minded, straight, upright, upstanding, virtuous Antonyms honest, truthful, veracious

  2. 2 given to or marked by cheating and deception <dishonest car dealers who roll back mileage gauges> <dishonest business deals that landed him in jail> Synonyms bent [chiefly British], crooked, deceptive, double-dealing, duplicitous, fast, fraudulent, guileful, rogue, shady, sharp, shifty, underhand, underhanded Related Words unconscionable, unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous; deceitful, deceiving, deluding, delusive, delusory, false; artful, beguiling, cagey (also cagy), crafty, cunning, foxy, slick, sly, subtle, wily; defrauding, devious, furtive, slippery, sneaking, sneaky, trickish, tricky; insidious, perfidious, treacherous Near Antonyms conscientious, decent, ethical, honorable, just, scrupulous, upright; forthright, straightforward Antonyms aboveboard, honest, straight

  3. 3 marked by, based on, or done by the use of dishonest methods to acquire something of value <dishonest appraisals of art works that were part of an elaborate scheme to defraud insurance companies> Synonyms crooked, deceitful, defrauding, fraudulent, double-dealing, falseRelated Words beguiling, deceiving, deceptive, deluding, delusive, delusory, duplicitous, fallacious, misleading, specious; spuriousNear Antonyms legitimate, true, validAntonyms aboveboard, honest, truthful




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