dishonesty

[dis-on-uh-stee]
noun, plural dishonesties.
1.
lack of honesty; a disposition to lie, cheat, or steal.
2.
a dishonest act; fraud.

Origin:
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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dishonesty
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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Example sentences
Behind this honest and widespread opinion dishonesty and cheating of the
  ignorant laborers have a good chance to take refuge.
Free exchange dissects a case of intellectual dishonesty.
How many of his chums in the city have been tried for serious crimes relating
  to dishonesty during the banking crisis.
People are more likely to be honest if they feel there's a reasonable chance
  that dishonesty will be detected and punished.
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