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"dishonest" in British English

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dishonestadjective

uk   /dɪˈsɒn.ɪst/  us   /dɪˈsɑː.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.

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dishonestly
adverb uk   /dɪˈsɒn.ɪst.li/  us   /dɪˈsɑː.nɪst.li/
C1 The ​money was dishonestly ​obtained. She's been ​accused of ​acting dishonestly.
dishonesty
noun [U] uk   /dɪˈsɒn.ɪ.sti/  us   /dɪˈsɑː.nə.sti/
B2 Her dishonesty ​landed her in ​prison.
(Definition of dishonest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dishonestadjective

 us   /dɪsˈɑn·əst/
not ​honest: He’s been dishonest with us, and I’ll never ​trust him again.
dishonesty
noun [U]  us   /dɪsˈɑn·ə·sti/
(Definition of dishonest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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