Definition of dishonest in English:

dishonest

Line breaks: dis|hon¦est
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈɒnɪst
 
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adjective

Derivatives

dishonestly

adverb
More example sentences
  • He said her crimes started when she got her partner's money mixed up with her own, but that she had then dishonestly continued to claim benefits she was not entitled to over several years.
  • He said it was alleged the doctor had won the accreditation ‘by deliberately and dishonestly misrepresenting his career history’.
  • A benefits cheat who dishonestly claimed £22,000 while living a life of luxury said today that no amount of money could buy happiness.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'dishonourable, unchaste'): from Old French deshoneste, Latin dehonestus.

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