dishonest Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
adjective satellite capable of being corrupted
bribable; purchasable; corruptible; venal.
- corruptible judges
- dishonest politicians
- a purchasable senator
- a venal police officer
Dishonorable; shameful; indecent; unchaste; lewd.Obs.
Inglorious triumphs and dishonest scars. Pope.
Speak no foul or dishonest words before them [the women]. Sir T. North.
Dishonored; disgraced; disfigured.Obs.
Dishonest with lopped arms the youth appears, Spoiled of his nose and shortened of his ears. Dryden.
Wanting in honesty; void of integrity; faithless; disposed to cheat or defraud; not trustworthy; as, a. dishonestman
Characterized by fraud; indicating a want of probity; knavish; fraudulent; unjust.
To get dishonest gain. Ezek. xxii. 27.
The dishonest profits of men in office. Bancroft.
Dis*hon"est transitive verb
To disgrace; to dishonor;Obs. as, to. dishonesta maid
I will no longer dishonest my house. Chapman.
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