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dishonesty

[dis-on-uh-stee] /dɪsˈɒn ə sti/
noun, plural dishonesties.
1.
lack of honesty; a disposition to lie, cheat, or steal.
2.
a dishonest act; fraud.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English deshonestee. See dis-1, honesty
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British Dictionary definitions for dis-honesty

dishonesty

/dɪsˈɒnɪstɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
lack of honesty or fairness; deceit
2.
a deceiving act or statement; fraud
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Word Origin and History for dis-honesty

dishonesty

n.

late 14c., "disgrace, shame, want of honor," from Old French deshonesté (13c.) "dishonor, impropriety," from des- (see dis-) + Latin honestatem "honorableness" (see honesty). Meaning "want of honesty" is recorded from 1590s.

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