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Definition of DISHONEST

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Dishonest \Dis*hon"est\, v. t. [Cf. OF. deshonester.] To disgrace; to dishonor; as, to dishonest a maid. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

           I will no longer dishonest my house.     --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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

              Inglorious triumphs and dishonest scars. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

              Speak no foul or dishonest words before them [the women].                               --Sir T. North. [1913 Webster]

     2. Dishonored; disgraced; disfigured. [Obs.]
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              Dishonest with lopped arms the youth appears, Spoiled of his nose and shortened of his ears.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     3. Wanting in honesty; void of integrity; faithless; disposed to cheat or defraud; not trustworthy; as, a dishonest man. [1913 Webster]

     4. Characterized by fraud; indicating a want of probity; knavish; fraudulent; unjust. [1913 Webster]

              To get dishonest gain.                --Ezek. xxii.
                                                    27. [1913 Webster]

              The dishonest profits of men in office. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

101 Moby Thesaurus words for "dishonest": Machiavellian, ambidextrous, amoral, artful, bent, casuistic, cheating, conscienceless, corrupt, corrupted, counterfeit, crafty, criminal, cronk, crooked, cunning, dark, deceitful, deceiving, deceptive, defrauding, devious, dishonorable, disingenuous, double, double-dealing, double-faced, double-minded, double-tongued, doublehearted, doubtful, dubious, duplicitous, empty, equivocal, evasive, faithless, fake, false, false-principled, falsehearted, felonious, fishy, forsworn, fraudulent, furtive, hollow, hypocritical, ill-got, ill-gotten, immoral, indirect, insidious, insincere, jesuitic, knavish, lying, mealymouthed, mendacious, not kosher, oblique, perfidious, perjured, prevaricating, questionable, roguish, rotten, shady, shameless, shifty, sinister, slippery, snide, suspicious, swindling, thieving, thievish, tongue in cheek, treacherous, tricky, truthless, two-faced, uncandid, unconscienced, unconscientious, unconscionable, underhand, underhanded, unethical, unfair, unfrank, unprincipled, unsavory, unscrupulous, unserious, unstraightforward, untrustworthy, untruthful, unveracious, without remorse, without shame


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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