Words nearby dishonesty
What does dishonesty mean?
When a person is accused of dishonesty, it usually means they are frequently or habitually untruthful—that they tend to lie often or that they often hide or leave out part of the truth.
Dishonesty involves being intentionally deceptive—deceiving people or misleading them through lies, the omission of all or parts of the truth, or the twisting of the truth.
The adjective dishonest is used to describe someone or something as intentionally deceptive or not fully truthful in some way.
Example: The level of your dishonesty is astounding—I can’t believe a word you say.
Where does dishonesty come from?
The first records of the word dishonesty come from the 1300s. The prefix dis- means “not.”
Honesty is actually pretty simple—it involves telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Dishonesty involves all different kinds of ways of being deceptive, including telling lies, hiding or leaving out parts of the truth, or using a mix of truth and lies to mislead or deceive. Just because you’re not lying doesn’t mean you’re not engaging in dishonesty.
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What are some other forms related to dishonesty?
- dishonest (adjective)
What are some synonyms for dishonesty?
What are some words that share a root or word element with dishonesty?
What are some words that often get used in discussing dishonesty?
How is dishonesty used in real life?
Dishonesty is always used negatively.
A visual reminder that the Capitol riot was the culmination of months of dishonesty, not hours of it. https://t.co/yLtaihfof8
— Philip Bump (@pbump) February 11, 2021
I really loathe dishonesty.
— Sandisile🌙 (@SineKeepeng) February 12, 2021
A student #developer has had his indigenous language #app restored to the #AppStore, and #Apple has apologized for removing it on mistaken grounds of fraud and dishonesty. https://t.co/kVvzZKwFQi pic.twitter.com/vImDmI5n3a
— AppleInsider (@appleinsider) February 10, 2021
Try using dishonest!
Which of the following words is NOT a synonym of dishonesty?
How to use dishonesty in a sentence
When you look at talk radio and Fox News today, the most successful employ the same model of dishonesty and manipulation of their audience.
This area of dishonesty I find most troubling because it is pervasive in the conservative media world and Limbaugh led the way on lies and disinformation for most of his career.
Using tactics of stealth, manipulation, and bold-faced dishonesty, she follows the imperative of her heart into progressively dangerous, even illegal action.Lesbian love story becomes thriller in ‘Two of Us’|John Paul King|February 4, 2021|Washington Blade
He refuses to look at a mountain of corruption & dishonesty.As coronavirus soars, hospitals hope to avoid an agonizing choice: Who gets care and who goes home|Darryl Fears, Joel Achenbach, Brittney Martin|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
So clearly the scale of dishonesty continues to climb in presidential elections.
To run towards burning buildings and struggling neighbors, dishonesty, corruption, and abuse.The NRA’s Multimillion-Dollar New Ad Campaign Is Despicable|Michael Daly|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Palestinians and their sympathizers can point out the unscrupulous dishonesty and duplicity of the Israeli occupiers.Acclaimed Israeli Film 'Bethlehem' Brings the Occupation Back Into Our Homes|Daniel Gavron|October 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Which is why Obama needs to clearly expose its dishonesty in his State of the Union, says Michael Tomasky.
There exists a growing body of scientific evidence suggesting that ideologically committed voters almost encourage dishonesty.2012 Presidential Campaign Said to Hit Unprecedented Level of Lying|Michael Moynihan|November 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Not to be outdone, Langford fired back, slamming Christie for dishonesty and for playing politics.Which Politician Best Navigated Hurricane Sandy’s Surge?|Michelle Cottle|October 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Some men find it perfectly easy to resist allurements to dishonesty which others can not resist.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
The singular dishonesty of M. Guizot and his master startled the politicians of Europe.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
There are some legislators who regard moral cowardice as a virtue, and political dishonesty as a desirable kingcraft.
If we consult human nature, the only causes to which we can assign this reticence are, conscientious cowardice and dishonesty.
It is not, in public meetings, or in parliament, permitted to any speaker to accuse an adversary of falsehood or dishonesty.