dishonesty

  • 1 Dishonesty — Dis*hon es*ty, n. [Cf. OF. deshonest[ e], F. d[ e]shonn[^e]tet[ e].] 1. Dishonor; dishonorableness; shame. [Obs.] The hidden things of dishonesty. 2 Cor. iv. 2. [1913 Webster] 2. Want of honesty, probity, or integrity in principle; want of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 dishonesty — I noun bad faith, cheating, chicane, chicanery, corruption, corruptness, cozenage, deceit, deceitfulness, deception, deviation from probity, dishonor, disingenuousness, disposition to deceive, disposition to defraud, disposition ro lie, duplicity …

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  • 3 dishonesty — late 14c., disgrace, shame, want of honor, from O.Fr. deshonesté (13c.) dishonor, impropriety, from des (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + L. honestatem honorableness (see HONESTY (Cf. honesty)). Meaning want of honesty is recorded from 1590s …

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  • 4 dishonesty — [n] lying; unwillingness to tell the truth artifice, bunk, cheating, chicane, chicanery, corruption, craft, criminality, crookedness, cunning, deceit, double dealing, duplicity, faithlessness, falsehood, falsity, flimflam*, fourberie, fraud,… …

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  • 5 dishonesty — [dis än′is tē] n. [ME dishoneste < OFr deshonesté] 1. the quality of being dishonest; dishonest behavior; deceiving, stealing, etc. 2. pl. dishonesties a dishonest act or statement; fraud, lie, etc …

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  • 6 Dishonesty — This article is about the legal concept of dishonesty. For its broader ethical meaning and context, see Honesty. Dishonesty is a word which, in common usage, may be defined as the act or to act without honesty. It is used to describe a lack of… …

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  • 7 dishonesty — [[t]dɪsɒ̱nɪsti[/t]] N UNCOUNT Dishonesty is dishonest behaviour. She accused the government of dishonesty and incompetence …

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  • 8 dishonesty — noun /dɪsˈɒnɪ.stɪ/ a) The characteristic or condition of being dishonest. His dishonesty appears in leaving his friend here in necessity and denying him. b) An act which is fraudulent or otherwise dishonest. Ant: honesty …

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  • 9 dishonesty — dis|hon|es|ty [ dıs anəsti ] noun uncount behavior that involves doing things that are not honest: He was accused of dishonesty …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 dishonesty — noun Richard was a victim of his business manager s dishonesty Syn: fraud, fraudulence, corruption, cheating, chicanery, double dealing, deceit, deception, duplicity, lying, falseness, falsity, falsehood, untruthfulness; craft, cunning, trickery …

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  • 11 dishonesty — UK [dɪsˈɒnəstɪ] / US [dɪsˈɑnəstɪ] noun [uncountable] behaviour that involves doing things that are not honest He was accused of dishonesty …

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 dishonesty — noun Date: 1599 1. lack of honesty or integrity ; disposition to defraud or deceive 2. a dishonest act ; fraud …

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  • 14 dishonesty — /dis on euh stee/, n., pl. dishonesties. 1. lack of honesty; a disposition to lie, cheat, or steal. 2. a dishonest act; fraud. [1350 1400; ME deshonestee. See DIS 1, HONESTY] * * * …

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  • 15 dishonesty — Synonyms and related words: Machiavellianism, ambidexterity, artifice, bad faith, ballot box stuffing, bunco, cardsharping, cheat, cheating, chicane, chicanery, corruptedness, corruption, corruptness, cozenage, credibility gap, criminality,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 dishonesty — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. deceit, deception, falsehood, trickery, infidelity, faithlessness, falsity, craft, artifice, duplicity, wiliness, untrustworthiness, insidiousness, cunning, guile, perfidiousness, slyness, perfidy, double dealing,… …

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  • 17 dishonesty — dis|hon|est|y [dısˈɔnısti US ˈa: ] n [U] behaviour in which you deceive or cheat people ≠ ↑honesty …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 dishonesty — dis hon·es·ty || tɪ n. fraudulence, deceit, falsity …

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  • 19 dishonesty — n. 1. Improbity, faithlessness, knavery, treachery, falsehood, deceitfulness, perfidiousness, fraud, fraudulency, fraudulence, trickery. 2. [Said of women.] Unchastity, unfaithfulness, infidelity, frailty, wantonness, lewdness …

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  • 20 dishonesty — noun (U) dishonest behaviour …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English