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dishonest

Saltos de línea: dis|hon¦est
Pronunciación: /dɪsˈɒnɪst
 
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Definición de dishonest en inglés:

adjetivo

1Behaving or prone to behave in an untrustworthy, deceitful, or insincere way: he was a dishonest hypocrite prepared to exploit his family
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • While having a positive and happy disposition, you are so sensitive that you can feel when others are being dishonest or insincere.
  • It did not necessarily mean that any of the witnesses were being deliberately deceitful and dishonest.
  • We must show our country that there is an alternative to this deceitful, dishonest, and discredited government.
Sinónimos
underhand, crafty, cunning, devious, designing, treacherous, perfidious, unfair, unjust, disreputable, rascally, roguish, dirty, unethical, immoral, dishonourable, unscrupulous, unprincipled, amoral;
criminal, illegal, unlawful;
informal crooked, shady, tricky, sharp, shifty
British informal bent, dodgy
Australian/New Zealand informal shonky
South African informal slim
archaic knavish, subtle, hollow-hearted
1.1Intended to mislead or cheat: he gave the editor a dishonest account of events
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Is my use of the term in that sense misleading or dishonest?
  • But at the same time it would be dishonest not to admit that events added some character of sorts to the holiday.
  • In cases of dishonest assistance the accountability of the third parties will not be confined to the profit which he has made.

Origen

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

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