dishonest


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dis·hon·est

 (dĭs-ŏn′ĭst)
adj.
1. Disposed to lie, cheat, defraud, or deceive.
2. Resulting from or marked by a lack of honesty.

[Middle English dishoneste, dishonorable, from Old French deshoneste, probably from Medieval Latin *dishonestus : Latin dis-, dis- + Latin honestus, honorable; see honest.]

dis·hon′est·ly adv.
Synonyms: dishonest, lying2, untruthful, deceitful, mendacious
These adjectives mean lacking honesty or truthfulness. Dishonest is the least specific: a dishonest reply; a dishonest business executive; had been dishonest with myself.
Lying conveys a blunt accusation of falsehood: a lying witness whose testimony fell apart under cross-examination.
Untruthful is a softer term and often suggests evasiveness or distortion rather than outright lies: published an untruthful account of the incident.
Deceitful implies misleading by falsehood or by concealment of the truth: deceitful advertising.
Mendacious is more formal than lying, and suggests a chronic inclination toward untruth: a mendacious, power-hungry politician.

dishonest

(dɪsˈɒnɪst)
adj
not honest or fair; deceiving or fraudulent
disˈhonestly adv

dis•hon•est

(dɪsˈɒn ɪst)

adj.
1. not honest; disposed to lie, cheat, or steal; untrustworthy.
2. proceeding from or exhibiting lack of honesty; fraudulent.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French]
dis•hon′est•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dishonest - deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
dishonorable, dishonourable - lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor; "dishonorable in thought and deed"
insincere - lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere"
corrupt, crooked - not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive
false - not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality; "gave false testimony under oath"; "false tales of bravery"
untrustworthy, untrusty - not worthy of trust or belief; "an untrustworthy person"
honest, honorable - not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent; "honest lawyers"; "honest reporting"
2.dishonest - capable of being corrupteddishonest - capable of being corrupted; "corruptible judges"; "dishonest politicians"; "a purchasable senator"; "a venal police officer"
corrupt - lacking in integrity; "humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation"; "a corrupt and incompetent city government"

dishonest

dishonest

adjective
1. Given to or marked by deliberate concealment or misrepresentation of the truth:
2. Marked by dishonesty, especially in matters of public trust:
Informal: crooked.
Translations
غَيْرُ أَمِيـنغَير صادِق، خَداع، غَيْر شَريف
nepoctivý
uærligupålidelig
epärehellinen
neiskren
nem becsületes
óheiîarlegur
不正直な
부정직한
negodīgs
nepošten
oärlig
ไม่ซื่อสัตย์
không trung thực

dishonest

[dɪsˈɒnɪst] ADJ [person] → poco honrado, deshonesto; [means, plan] → fraudulento, deshonesto

dishonest

[dɪsˈɒnɪst] adj [person, organization] → malhonnête; [behaviour, practices] → malhonnête
to be dishonest with sb → être malhonnête envers qn
it is dishonest to do ... → c'est malhonnête de faire ...

dishonest

adjunehrlich; (= cheating) businessmanunredlich, unehrlich; (= lying)verlogen; plan, schemeunlauter

dishonest

[dɪsˈɒnɪst] adj (person, action) → disonesto/a; (means) → sleale

dishonest

(disˈonist) adjective
not honest; deceitful. She was dishonest about her qualifications when she applied for the job.
disˈhonestly adverb
disˈhonesty noun
the state or quality of being dishonest. I would not have expected such dishonesty from him.

dishonest

غَيْرُ أَمِيـن nepoctivý uærlig unehrlich ανέντιμος deshonesto epärehellinen malhonnête neiskren disonesto 不正直な 부정직한 oneerlijk uærlig nieuczciwy desonesto бесчестный oärlig ไม่ซื่อสัตย์ dürüst olmayan không trung thực 不诚实的
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