- I(Roget's IV) n.Syn. deceit, deception, falsehood, trickery, infidelity, faithlessness, falsity, craft, artifice, duplicity, wiliness, untrustworthiness, insidiousness, cunning, guile, perfidiousness, slyness, perfidy, double-dealing, craftiness, trickiness, treachery, knavishness, knavery, cant, crookedness, corruption, mythomania, lying, cheating, stealing, subtlety, hypocrisy, insincerity, prevarication, swindle, fraud, chicanery, rascality, mendacity, artfulness, subtleness, fraudulence, pettifoggery, embezzlement, counterfeiting, forgery, perjury, treason, false pretenses, shadiness*, flimflam*, hocus-pocus*, hanky-panky*, skulduggery*; see also deception 1 , hypocrisy , lie 1 .Ant. honesty*, truthfulness, integrity.II(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.lies, improbability, untruthful-ness, deceit, deception, lying, fraud, prevarication, insincerity, duplicity, mendacity, falsehoods, disingenuousness.III(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Lack of integrity: improbity. See HONEST. 2. Departure from what is legally, ethically, and morally correct: corruption, corruptness, improbity. Informal: crookedness. See HONEST. 3. Lack of straightforwardness and honesty in action: chicanery, craft, craftiness, deviousness, indirection, shadiness, shiftiness, slyness, sneakiness, trickery, trickiness, underhandedness. See HONEST.
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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. [1913 Webster] 2. Want of honesty, probity, or integrity in principle; want of… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
dishonesty — I noun bad faith, cheating, chicane, chicanery, corruption, corruptness, cozenage, deceit, deceitfulness, deception, deviation from probity, dishonor, disingenuousness, disposition to deceive, disposition to defraud, disposition ro lie, duplicity … Law dictionary
dishonesty — late 14c., disgrace, shame, want of honor, from O.Fr. deshonesté (13c.) dishonor, impropriety, from des (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + L. honestatem honorableness (see HONESTY (Cf. honesty)). Meaning want of honesty is recorded from 1590s … Etymology dictionary
dishonesty — [n] lying; unwillingness to tell the truth artifice, bunk, cheating, chicane, chicanery, corruption, craft, criminality, crookedness, cunning, deceit, double dealing, duplicity, faithlessness, falsehood, falsity, flimflam*, fourberie, fraud,… … New thesaurus
dishonesty — [dis än′is tē] n. [ME dishoneste < OFr deshonesté] 1. the quality of being dishonest; dishonest behavior; deceiving, stealing, etc. 2. pl. dishonesties a dishonest act or statement; fraud, lie, etc … English World dictionary
Dishonesty — This article is about the legal concept of dishonesty. For its broader ethical meaning and context, see Honesty. Dishonesty is a word which, in common usage, may be defined as the act or to act without honesty. It is used to describe a lack of… … Wikipedia
dishonesty — [[t]dɪsɒ̱nɪsti[/t]] N UNCOUNT Dishonesty is dishonest behaviour. She accused the government of dishonesty and incompetence … English dictionary
dishonesty — noun /dɪsˈɒnɪ.stɪ/ a) The characteristic or condition of being dishonest. His dishonesty appears in leaving his friend here in necessity and denying him. b) An act which is fraudulent or otherwise dishonest. Ant: honesty … Wiktionary
dishonesty — dis|hon|es|ty [ dıs anəsti ] noun uncount behavior that involves doing things that are not honest: He was accused of dishonesty … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
dishonesty — noun Richard was a victim of his business manager s dishonesty Syn: fraud, fraudulence, corruption, cheating, chicanery, double dealing, deceit, deception, duplicity, lying, falseness, falsity, falsehood, untruthfulness; craft, cunning, trickery … Thesaurus of popular words
dishonesty — UK [dɪsˈɒnəstɪ] / US [dɪsˈɑnəstɪ] noun [uncountable] behaviour that involves doing things that are not honest He was accused of dishonesty … English dictionary