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adjective dis·hon·est \(ˌ)dis-ˈä-nəst also (ˌ)diz-\

Definition of dishonest

  1. 1 obsolete :  shameful, unchaste

  2. 2 :  characterized by lack of truth, honesty, or trustworthiness :  unfair, deceptive

dishonestly

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Examples of dishonest in a Sentence

  1. She gave dishonest answers to our questions.

  2. dishonest kids who lie about their ages in order to get into R-rated movies

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Origin and Etymology of dishonest

Middle English, from Anglo-French deshoneste, from des- dis- + honeste honest

Synonym Discussion of dishonest

dishonest, deceitful, mendacious, untruthful mean unworthy of trust or belief. dishonest implies a willful perversion of truth in order to deceive, cheat, or defraud. a swindle usually involves two dishonest people deceitful usually implies an intent to mislead and commonly suggests a false appearance or double-dealing. the secret affairs of a deceitful spouse mendacious may suggest bland or even harmlessly mischievous deceit and when used of people often suggests a habit of telling untruths. mendacious tales of adventure untruthful stresses a discrepancy between what is said and fact or reality. an untruthful account of their actions

DISHONEST Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of dishonest for English Language Learners

  • : saying or likely to say things that are untrue

  • : containing information that is untrue

  • : used to deceive someone


DISHONEST Defined for Kids

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adjective dis·hon·est \dis-ˈä-nəst\

Definition of dishonest for Students

  1. :  not honest or trustworthy

dishonestly

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