noun (plural dishonesties)
1Deceitfulness shown in someone’s character or behavior: the dismissal of thirty civil servants for dishonesty and misconduct
More example sentences
- Cynicism and dishonesty characterize the administration of the program.
- It is taken as a truism by most people that dishonesty and yobbish behaviour are on the increase in society.
- There was no evidence of dishonesty or bad character with respect to either of them.
fraud, fraudulence, corruption, cheating, chicanery, double-dealing, deceit, deception, duplicity, lying, falseness, falsity, falsehood, untruthfulness;
craft, cunning, trickery, artifice, underhandedness, subterfuge, skulduggery, treachery, untrustworthiness, unscrupulousness, criminality, misconduct
informal crookedness, dirty tricks, shenanigans
1.1A fraudulent or deceitful act.
- The author is able to bring forth an implied criticism of the hopelessness of the situations, or of the dishonesties and the hypocritical subterfuges of the adult world.
- His excellent history of the papacy catalogs many papal deceits, frauds, and intellectual dishonesties over the centuries.
- Finally, a major publication has taken up one of the key dishonesties in the President's argument for phasing out Social Security.
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