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dishonesty


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dishonesty  \Dis*hon"es*ty\,  n.  [Cf.  OF  deshonest['e],  F. 
  d['e]shonn[^e]tet['e].] 
  1.  Dishonor;  dishonorableness;  shame.  [Obs.]  ``The  hidden 
  things  of  dishonesty.''  --2  Cor.  iv  2. 
 
  2.  Want  of  honesty,  probity,  or  integrity  in  principle;  want 
  of  fairness  and  straightforwardness;  a  disposition  to 
  defraud,  deceive,  or  betray;  faithlessness. 
 
  3.  Violation  of  trust  or  of  justice;  fraud;  any  deviation 
  from  probity;  a  dishonest  act 
 
  4.  Lewdness;  unchastity.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dishonesty 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  being  dishonest  [ant:  {honesty}] 
  2:  lack  of  honesty;  acts  of  lying  or  cheating  or  stealing  [syn: 
  {knavery}] 




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