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Meaning of DISHONEST

Pronunciation:  dis'ânist

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  capable of being corrupted; "corruptible judges"; "dishonest politicians"; "a purchasable senator"; "a venal police officer"
  2. [adj]  deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
  3. [adj]  lacking truthfulness; "a dishonest answer"
  4. [adj]  lacking honesty and oblivious to what is honorable

DISHONEST is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: ambidextrous, beguiling, blackguardly, bribable, corrupt, corruptible, deceitful, deceptive, dishonorable, double-dealing, double-faced, double-tongued, duplicitous, fallacious, false, fraudulent, Janus-faced, misleading, picaresque, purchasable, rascally, roguish, scoundrelly, thieving(a), thievish, two-faced, unscrupulous, untruthful, venal
 Antonyms: honest, honorable
 See Also: crooked, dishonourable, insincere, untrustworthy, untrusty



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis*hon"est\, a. [Pref. dis- + honest: cf. F.
    d['e]shonn[^e]te, OF. deshoneste.]
    1. Dishonorable; shameful; indecent; unchaste; lewd. [Obs.]
             Inglorious triumphs and dishonest scars. --Pope.
             Speak no foul or dishonest words before them [the
             women].                               --Sir T.
    2. Dishonored; disgraced; disfigured. [Obs.]
             Dishonest with lopped arms the youth appears,
             Spoiled of his nose and shortened of his ears.
    3. Wanting in honesty; void of integrity; faithless; disposed
       to cheat or defraud; not trustworthy; as, a dishonest man.
    4. Characterized by fraud; indicating a want of probity;
       knavish; fraudulent; unjust.
             To get dishonest gain.                --Ezek. xxii.
             The dishonest profits of men in office. --Bancroft.
  2. \Dis*hon"est\, v. t. [Cf. OF. deshonester.]
    To disgrace; to dishonor; as, to dishonest a maid. [Obs.]
          I will no longer dishonest my house.     --Chapman.
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