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dishonest

dis·hon·est

dishonest

 
pronunciation:
dIs a nihst
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: inclined to lie, steal, or cheat; not honest or trustworthy.
The employee was found to be dishonest and was fired.Her parents suspected she was being dishonest about where she had been.The politician was exposed as being corrupt and dishonest.
synonyms:
crooked, deceitful, lying, mendacious, two-faced, untruthful
antonyms:
aboveboard, decent, honest
similar words:
corrupt, devious, fraudulent, perfidious, shifty, shoddy, underhanded, unscrupulous, untrustworthy
definition 2: resulting from or showing lack of honesty.
They'd made a dishonest profit.He ran a dishonest campaign.
synonyms:
fraudulent
antonyms:
aboveboard, honest
similar words:
bogus, deceitful, false, phony, shady, specious, spurious, untruthful
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derivation: dishonestly (adv.)
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