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English definition of “dishonest”

dishonest

adjective uk   /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
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
C1 The money was dishonestly obtained. She's been accused of acting dishonestly.Dishonest
dishonesty
noun [U] uk   /-ˈsɒn.ɪ.sti/ us    /-ˈsɑː.nə.sti/
B2 Her dishonesty landed her in prison.Dishonest
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