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dishonest

dis·hon·est

dishonest

 
pronunciation:
dIs a nihst
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part of speech: adjective
definition: tending to lie, steal, or cheat; not honest.
Some students are dishonest about how much time they spend on their homework.
synonyms:
crooked, lying
antonyms:
aboveboard, honest
similar words:
corrupt, devious
derivation: dishonestly (adv.)
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The word dishonest contains the following part:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten ) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-