[ dis-on-ist ]
See synonyms for: dishonestdishonestly on

  1. not honest; disposed to lie, cheat, or steal; not worthy of trust or belief: a dishonest person.

  2. 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 + honestehonest

synonym study For dishonest

1. See corrupt.

Other words for dishonest

Opposites for dishonest

Other words from dishonest

  • dis·hon·est·ly, adverb

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How to use dishonest in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for dishonest


/ (dɪsˈɒnɪst) /

  1. not honest or fair; deceiving or fraudulent

Derived forms of dishonest

  • dishonestly, adverb

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