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Definition of dishonest adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

dishonest

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//dɪsˈɒnɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɑːnɪst//
 
Dishonest, Immoral
 
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not honest; intending to trick people Beware of dishonest traders in the tourist areas. I don't like him, and it would be dishonest of me to pretend otherwise. opposite honest See related entries: Dishonest, Immoral Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘dishonourable, unchaste’): from Old French deshoneste, Latin dehonestus.Extra examples I think he’s downright dishonest! What they are doing is not considered dishonest. I don’t like him, and it would be dishonest of me to pretend otherwise.
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