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.
not honest; lying, cheating, etc.
Origin of dishonestMiddle English from Old French deshoneste, altered (after des-, dis-) from Classical Latin dehonestus: see de- and 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)