dishonesty

noun dis·hon·es·ty \ -nə-stē \
Updated on: 28 Jan 2018

Definition of dishonesty

1 : lack of honesty or integrity : disposition to defraud or deceive
2 : a dishonest act : fraud

Examples of dishonesty in a Sentence

  1. Are you accusing him of dishonesty?

  2. her dishonesty about what happened

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First Known Use of dishonesty

1589


DISHONESTY Defined for English Language Learners

dishonesty

noun

Definition of dishonesty for English Language Learners

  • : lack of honesty : the quality of being untruthful or deceitful


DISHONESTY Defined for Kids

dishonesty

noun dis·hon·es·ty \ dis-ˈä-nə-stē \

Definition of dishonesty for Students

: the quality of being untruthful : lack of honesty


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