dishonesty

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English dishoneste (disgrace, filth), from Old French deshoneste.

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  • IPA(key): /dɪsˈɒnɪ.sti/
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Noun[edit]

dishonesty (usually uncountable, plural dishonesties)

  1. (uncountable) The characteristic or condition of being dishonest.
    • 2022 January 26, Paul Stephen, “Network News: Government's IRP claims condemned as "dishonest"”, in RAIL, number 949, page 7:
      He added: "We've always had spin, especially from Government. But this is not spin. This is dishonesty and so it's our rail media's urgent responsibility to call it out because non-specialist journalists across the country will report this and gradually these untruths will be accepted.
  2. (countable) An act which is fraudulent or otherwise dishonest.
  3. (uncountable, obsolete) Shamefulness, disgrace.

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dishonesty

  1. Alternative form of dishoneste (disgrace)