What does dishonest mean?
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deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
corruptible, bribable, dishonest, purchasable, venaladjective
capable of being corrupted
"corruptible judges"; "dishonest politicians"; "a purchasable senator"; "a venal police officer"
Interfering with honesty.
Etymology: deshoneste, from dehonestus. See dis-, honest
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: dis and honest.
To-morrow will we be married —— I do desire it with all my heart; and I hope it is no dishonest desire, to desire to be a woman of the world. William Shakespeare, As you like it.
Justice then was neither blind to discern, nor lame to execute. It was not subject to be imposed upon by a deluded fancy, nor yet to be bribed by a glozing appetite, for an utile or jucundum to turn the balance to a false or dishonest sentence. Robert South, Sermons.
He lays it down as a principle, that right or wrong, honest and dishonest, are defined only by laws and not by nature. John Locke.
Dishonest with lopp’d arms the youth appears,
Spoil’d of his nose, and shorten’d of his ears. Dryden.
She saw her sons with purple death expire,
Her sacred domes involv’d in rolling fire,
A dreadful series of intestine wars,
Inglorious triumphs and dishonest scars. Alexander Pope, Winds. For.
dishonorable; shameful; indecent; unchaste; lewd
dishonored; disgraced; disfigured
wanting in honesty; void of integrity; faithless; disposed to cheat or defraud; not trustworthy; as, a dishonest man
characterized by fraud; indicating a want of probity; knavish; fraudulent; unjust
to disgrace; to dishonor; as, to dishonest a maid
Etymology: [Pref. dis- + honest: cf. F. dshonnte, OF. deshoneste.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
diz-on′est, adj. not honest: wanting integrity: disposed to cheat: insincere: (Shak.) unchaste.—adv. Dishon′estly.—n. Dishon′esty. [O. Fr. deshonneste, des—L. dis, neg., honneste—L. honestus, honest.]
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The numerical value of dishonest in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of dishonest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of dishonest in a Sentence
I have to be nice otherwise I'll get criticized for -- for speaking poorly about our courts. I'll be criticized by these people, among the most dishonest people in the world.
She said they were dishonest and unfair.
Yesterday was a doozy. They called me back to testify on the IRS ‘scandal,’ and I tool (sic) the 5th again because they had been so evil and dishonest in my lawyer’s dealings with them.
Anger cannot be dishonest.
Lying Cruz put out a statement, 'Trump Rubio are w/Obama on gay marriage.' Cruz is the worst liar, crazy or very dishonest. Perhaps all 3?
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- غير أمين, غشاش, مخادعArabic
- непочтен, нечестенBulgarian
- deshonestCatalan, Valencian
- deshonesto, embustero, mentirosoSpanish
- бесчестный, нечестныйRussian
- неискрен, neiskrenSerbo-Croatian
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