Dishonest meaning

dĭs-ŏnĭst
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.

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Not honest; lying, cheating, etc.
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Disposed to lie, cheat, defraud, or deceive.
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Not honest.
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Resulting from or marked by a lack of honesty.
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Interfering with honesty.
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Sir T. North.

Speak no foul or dishonest words before them [the women].

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Origin of dishonest

  • Middle English dishoneste dishonorable from Old French deshoneste probably from Medieval Latin dishonestus Latin dis- dis- Latin honestus honorable honest

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French deshoneste, from Latin dehonestus. See dis-, honest

    From Wiktionary