dishonest

  • 1Dishonest — Dis*hon est, a. [Pref. dis + honest: cf. F. d[ e]shonn[^e]te, OF. deshoneste.] 1. Dishonorable; shameful; indecent; unchaste; lewd. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Inglorious triumphs and dishonest scars. Pope. [1913 Webster] Speak no foul or dishonest… …

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  • 2dishonest — dishonest, deceitful, mendacious, lying, untruthful are comparable especially when applying to persons, their utterances, and their acts and meaning deficient in honesty and unworthy of trust or belief. Dishonest may apply to any breach of… …

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  • 3dishonest — I adjective beguiling, bogus, cheating, conniving, conscienceless, contrary to fact, corrupt, corruptible, counterfeit, cunning, deceitful, deceiving, deceptive, delusive, delusory, designing, destitute of good faith, destitute of integrity,… …

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  • 4Dishonest — Dis*hon est, v. t. [Cf. OF. deshonester.] To disgrace; to dishonor; as, to dishonest a maid. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I will no longer dishonest my house. Chapman. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5dishonest — [dis än′ist] adj. [ME < OFr deshoneste, altered (after des , DIS ) < L dehonestus: see DE & HONEST] not honest; lying, cheating, etc. dishonestly adv. SYN. DISHONEST implies the act or practice of telling a lie, or of cheating, deceiving,… …

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  • 6dishonest — (adj.) late 14c., from O.Fr. deshoneste (13c., Mod.Fr. déshonnête) dishonorable, horrible, indecent, perhaps from a M.L. or Gallo Rom. compound of L. dis not (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + honestus honorable (see HONEST (Cf. honest)). The Latin formation …

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  • 7dishonest — [adj] lying, untruthful backbiting*, bent, bluffing, cheating, corrupt, crafty, crooked, cunning, deceitful, deceiving, deceptive, designing, disreputable, double crossing, double dealing, elusive, false, fraudulent, guileful, hoodwinking*,… …

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  • 8dishonest — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not honest, trustworthy, or sincere. DERIVATIVES dishonestly adverb dishonesty noun …

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  • 9dishonest — adj. dishonest to + inf. (it is dishonest to lie about one s age) * * * [dɪs ɒnɪst] dishonest to + int. (it is dishonest to lie about one s age) …

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  • 10dishonest — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French deshoneste, from des dis + honeste honest Date: 14th century 1. obsolete shameful, unchaste 2. characterized by lack of truth, honesty, or trustworthiness ; unfair …

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  • 11dishonest — [[t]dɪsɒ̱nɪst[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ to inf If you say that a person or their behaviour is dishonest, you mean that they are not truthful or honest and that you cannot trust them. You have been dishonest with me... It would be… …

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  • 12dishonest — dishonestly, adv. /dis on ist/, adj. 1. not honest; disposed to lie, cheat, or steal; not worthy of trust or belief: a dishonest person. 2. proceeding from or exhibiting lack of honesty; fraudulent: a dishonest advertisement. [1350 1400; ME… …

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  • 13dishonest — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ become ▪ consider sth, regard sth as ▪ What they are doing is not considered dishonest. ADVERB …

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  • 14dishonest — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. false, untrustworthy, deceitful, cheating, fraudulent, crooked. See falsehood, improbity. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Not honest] Syn. deceiving, lying, untruthful, double dealing, deceitful,… …

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  • 15dishonest — dis|hon|est [dısˈɔnıst US ˈa: ] adj not honest, and so deceiving or cheating people ≠ ↑honest ▪ dishonest traders ▪ People on welfare are wrongly seen as lazy or dishonest. >dishonestly adv ▪ A person is guilty of theft if he or she… …

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  • 16dishonest — dis|hon|est [ dıs anəst ] adjective * willing to do things that are not honest, for example tell lies or steal things: They admitted that there were dishonest officers in the police force. ─ opposite HONEST ╾ dis|hon|est|ly adverb: It s clear to… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17dishonest — adjective not honest: Unfortunately there are dishonest traders about. dishonestly adverb …

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  • 18dishonest — adjective accused of dishonest business practices Syn: fraudulent, corrupt, swindling, cheating, double dealing; underhanded, crafty, cunning, devious, treacherous, unfair, unjust, dirty, unethical, immoral, dishonorable, untrustworthy,… …

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  • 19dishonest */ — UK [dɪsˈɒnɪst] / US [dɪsˈɑnəst] adjective willing to do things that are not honest, for example tell lies or steal things They admitted that there were dishonest officers in the police force. Derived word: dishonestly adverb It s clear to me that …

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  • 20dishonest — /dɪsˈɒnəst / (say dis onuhst) adjective 1. not honest; disposed to lie, cheat, or steal: a dishonest person. 2. proceeding from or exhibiting lack of honesty; fraudulent. –dishonestly, adverb …

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