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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a brief usually trivial fact

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