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dishonest (adj.)

late 14c., "disgraceful, shameful, without honesty or integrity; unjust, unfair, disposed to deceive or cheat; unmodest, unchaste," from Old French deshoneste (13c., Modern French déshonnête) "dishonorable, horrible, indecent," perhaps from a Medieval Latin or Gallo-Roman compound of Latin dis- "not" (see dis-) + honestus "honorable; deserving honor, respectable," from honos "honor, dignity, office, reputation," which is of unknown origin. The Latin formation was dehonestus. Related: Dishonestly.

Origin and meaning of dishonest

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Definitions of dishonest

dishonest (adj.)
deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive;
Synonyms: dishonorable
dishonest (adj.)
capable of being corrupted;
dishonest politicians
Synonyms: corruptible / bribable / purchasable / venal
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