dishonest

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From Middle English dishoneste (dishonourable), from Old French deshoneste, from Latin dehonestus. Equivalent to dis- +‎ honest. Displaced native Old English unsōþfæst.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈsɒnɪst/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /dɨˈsɑnɪst/
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dishonest (comparative more dishonest, superlative most dishonest)

  1. Not honest.
  2. Interfering with honesty.
  3. (obsolete) Dishonourable; shameful; indecent; unchaste; lewd.
  4. (obsolete) Dishonoured; disgraced; disfigured.
    • 1697, “The Sixth Book of the Æneis”, in Virgil; John Dryden, transl., The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Æneis. [], London: [] Jacob Tonson, [], OCLC 403869432:
      Dishonest with lopped arms the youth appears, / Spoiled of his nose and shortened of his ears.

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dishonest

  1. Alternative form of dishoneste (disgraceful)