dis honesty


noun, plural dishonesties.
lack of honesty; a disposition to lie, cheat, or steal.
a dishonest act; fraud.

1350–1400; Middle English deshonestee. See dis-1, honesty

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dishonesty (dɪsˈɒnɪstɪ)
n , pl -ties
1.  lack of honesty or fairness; deceit
2.  a deceiving act or statement; fraud

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., "disgrace, shame, want of honor," from O.Fr. deshonesté (see dishonest). Meaning "want of honesty" is recorded from 1590s.
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