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dishonest


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dishonest  \Dis*hon"est\,  a.  [Pref.  dis-  +  honest:  cf  F. 
  d['e]shonn[^e]te,  OF  deshoneste.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  Dishonored;  disgraced;  disfigured.  [Obs.] 
 
  Dishonest  with  lopped  arms  the  youth  appears, 
  Spoiled  of  his  nose  and  shortened  of  his  ears. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  Wanting  in  honesty;  void  of  integrity;  faithless;  disposed 
  to  cheat  or  defraud;  not  trustworthy;  as  a  dishonest  man. 
 
  4.  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dishonest  \Dis*hon"est\,  v.  t.  [Cf.  OF  deshonester.] 
  To  disgrace;  to  dishonor;  as  to  dishonest  a  maid.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  will  no  longer  dishonest  my  house.  --Chapman. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dishonest 
  adj  1:  deceptive  or  fraudulent;  disposed  to  cheat  or  defraud  or 
  deceive  [syn:  {dishonorable}]  [ant:  {honest}] 
  2:  lacking  honesty  and  oblivious  to  what  is  honorable  [syn:  {unscrupulous}] 
  3:  lacking  truthfulness;  "a  dishonest  answer" 
  4:  capable  of  being  corrupted;  "corruptible  judges";  "dishonest 
  politicians";  "a  purchasable  senator";  "a  venal  police 
  officer"  [syn:  {corruptible},  {bribable},  {purchasable},  {venal}] 




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