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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
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-