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Meaning of DISHONESTY

Pronunciation:  dis'ânistee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing
  2. [n]  the quality of being dishonest
 

DISHONESTY is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: knavery
 
 Antonyms: honestness, honesty
 
 See Also: actus reus, betrayal, charlatanism, corruption, corruptness, crookedness, deceit, deceptiveness, deviousness, disingenuousness, falsehood, falsification, fraudulence, larcenous, misconduct, obliquity, perfidy, quackery, rascality, shiftiness, slipperiness, thievishness, treachery, treason, trick, trickiness, unrighteousness, unscrupulousness, untruthfulness, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

2. Want of honesty, probity, or integrity in principle; want
   of fairness and straightforwardness; a disposition to
   defraud, deceive, or betray; faithlessness.

3. Violation of trust or of justice; fraud; any deviation
   from probity; a dishonest act.

4. Lewdness; unchastity. --Shak.



 
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