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English definition of “dishonest”

dishonest

adjective     /dɪˈsɒn.ɪst/ US  /-ˈsɑː.nɪst/
B2 not honest: a dishonest lawyer a dishonest way of making money morally dishonest intellectually dishonest He's been dishonest in his dealings with us/about his past.Dishonest dishonestly     /-li/ adverb C1 The money was dishonestly obtained. She's been accused of acting dishonestly.Dishonest dishonesty     /-ˈsɒn.ɪ.sti/ US  /-ˈsɑː.nə.sti/ noun [U] B2 Her dishonesty landed her in prison.Dishonest
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