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dishonest

[dis-on-ist] /dɪsˈɒn ɪst/
adjective
1.
not honest; disposed to lie, cheat, or steal; not worthy of trust or belief:
a dishonest person.
2.
proceeding from or exhibiting lack of honesty; fraudulent:
a dishonest advertisement.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English dishoneste < Anglo-French, Old French deshoneste, equivalent to des- dis-1 + honeste honest
Related forms
dishonestly, adverb
Synonyms
1. unscrupulous, knavish, deceitful, perfidious. See corrupt. 2. false.
Antonyms
1, 2. honest.
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British Dictionary definitions for dis-honest

dishonest

/dɪsˈɒnɪst/
adjective
1.
not honest or fair; deceiving or fraudulent
Derived Forms
dishonestly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for dis-honest

dishonest

adj.

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.

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