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Pronunciation:  dis'ânistee

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\Dis*hon"es*ty\, n. [Cf. OF. deshonest['e], F.
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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