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dis·hon·est / disˈänist/ • adj. behaving or prone to behave in an untrustworthy or fraudulent way: he was a dishonest hypocrite prepared to exploit his family. ∎  intended to mislead or cheat: he gave the editor a dishonest account of events. DERIVATIVES: dis·hon·est·ly adv.

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dishonest †entailing dishonour XIV; †unchaste; fraudulent, not straightforward or honest XVII. — OF. deshoneste (mod. déshonnête); see DIS- 2.

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