dishonest

[ dis-on-ist ]
/ dɪsˈɒn ɪst /

adjective

not honest; disposed to lie, cheat, or steal; not worthy of trust or belief: a dishonest person.
proceeding from or exhibiting lack of honesty; fraudulent: a dishonest advertisement.

Origin of dishonest

1350–1400; Middle English dishoneste < Anglo-French, Old French deshoneste, equivalent to des- dis-1 + honeste honest

Related forms

dis·hon·est·ly, adverb

Synonym study

1. See corrupt.
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British Dictionary definitions for dishonest

dishonest

/ (dɪsˈɒnɪst) /

adjective

not honest or fair; deceiving or fraudulent

Derived Forms

dishonestly, adverb
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