Thesaurus

dishonest

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of dishonest

1 telling or containing lies
  • I think he is being dishonest about how much he knows
  • dishonest statements on the claims form

Synonyms for dishonest

Words Related to dishonest

Near Antonyms for dishonest

Antonyms for dishonest

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 for dishonest

Words Related to dishonest

Near Antonyms for dishonest

Antonyms for dishonest

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 for dishonest

Words Related to dishonest

Near Antonyms for dishonest

Antonyms for dishonest

See the Dictionary Definition 

Choose the Right Synonym for 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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about dishonest

Time Traveler for dishonest

Time Traveler

The first known use of dishonest was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Dishonest.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dis-honest. Accessed 22 January 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on dishonest

Dictionary: Definition of dishonest

Spanish Central: Translation of dishonest

Nglish: Translation of dishonest for Spanish Speakers

Comments on dishonest

What made you want to look up dishonest? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to help to grow, develop, or succeed

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!