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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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