Definitions for: Dishonest

[adj] capable of being corrupted; "corruptible judges"; "dishonest politicians"; "a purchasable senator"; "a venal police officer"
[adj] deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
[adj] lacking truthfulness; "a dishonest answer"
[adj] lacking honesty and oblivious to what is honorable

Webster (1913) Definition: Dis*hon"est, a. [Pref. dis- + honest: cf. F.
d['e]shonn[^e]te, OF. deshoneste.]
1. Dishonorable; shameful; indecent; unchaste; lewd. [Obs.]

Inglorious triumphs and dishonest scars. --Pope.

Speak no foul or dishonest words before them [the
women]. --Sir T.

2. Dishonored; disgraced; disfigured. [Obs.]

Dishonest with lopped arms the youth appears,
Spoiled of his nose and shortened of his ears.

3. Wanting in honesty; void of integrity; faithless; disposed
to cheat or defraud; not trustworthy; as, a dishonest man.

4. Characterized by fraud; indicating a want of probity;
knavish; fraudulent; unjust.

To get dishonest gain. --Ezek. xxii.

The dishonest profits of men in office. --Bancroft.

Dis*hon"est, v. t. [Cf. OF. deshonester.]
To disgrace; to dishonor; as, to dishonest a maid. [Obs.]

I will no longer dishonest my house. --Chapman.

Synonyms: ambidextrous, beguiling, blackguardly, bribable, corrupt, corruptible, deceitful, deceptive, dishonorable, double-dealing, double-faced, double-tongued, duplicitous, fallacious, false, fraudulent, Janus-faced, misleading, picaresque, purchasable, rascally, roguish, scoundrelly, thieving(a), thievish, two-faced, unscrupulous, untruthful, venal

Antonyms: honest, honorable

See Also: crooked, dishonourable, insincere, untrustworthy, untrusty

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