- The definition of dishonest is a person who cheats or lies.
An example of dishonest is a man who has a wife and a mistress on the side; a dishonest man.
Origin of dishonestMiddle English ; from Old French deshoneste, altered (after des-, dis-) ; from Classical Latin dehonestus: see de- and amp; honest
- Disposed to lie, cheat, defraud, or deceive.
- Resulting from or marked by a lack of honesty.
Origin of dishonestMiddle English dishoneste, dishonorable, from Old French deshoneste, probably from Medieval Latin *dishonestus : Latin dis-, dis- + Latin honestus, honorable; see honest.
(comparative more dishonest, superlative most dishonest)