Origin of dishonest
Examples from the Web for dishonest
How can the police do that if the community views them as dishonest, or even dangerous?
Bureaucracies are inefficient and dishonest—maybe not intentionally . . . but because there are too many moving parts.Mike Leach Tackles Geronimo the Motivational Murderer|James A. Warren|August 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Trying to put the onus onto someone else for your own decisions is really cowardly and kind of dishonest.Speed Read: Terry Richardson on Sex, Lies, and Lindsay Lohan|Justin Jones|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She never lied to him or was dishonest to him, and we were very careful to point that out in the movie, but Tom needed to grow up.Marc Webb Takes Us Inside ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ and Discusses His Rise to the A-List|Marlow Stern|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Among them is a distinction between “honest graft” and “dishonest graft.”
It is a treacherous, dishonest weapon, to be sure; but have I been frank and honest?Within an Inch of His Life|Emile Gaboriau
What is the difference between an honest and a dishonest laundress?How to Solve Conundrums|Anonymous
For the first time since Lin came into the family the mother suspected her of dishonest practices.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
It is therefore not wonderful to find the country filled with contrabandists, and the towns with dishonest tradesmen.Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican Vol. 1 of 2|Brantz Mayer
The first, and most dishonest measure, was of no advantage to the state.Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions|Charles Mackay
British Dictionary definitions for dishonest
Word Origin and History for dishonest
late 14c., from Old French deshoneste (13c., Modern French déshonnête) "dishonorable, horrible, indecent," perhaps from a Medieval Latin or Gallo-Romance compound of Latin dis- "not" (see dis-) + honestus "honorable" (see honest). The Latin formation was dehonestus. Related: Dishonestly.