dishonest Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “dishonest” in the English Dictionary

"dishonest" in British English

See all translations

dishonestadjective

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.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

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

"dishonest" in American English

See all translations

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)
Translations of “dishonest”
in Korean 부정직한…
in Arabic غَيْر شَريف, غَشّاش…
in Malaysian tidak jujur…
in French malhonnête…
in Russian нечестный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不誠實的,不老實的,不正直的…
in Italian disonesto…
in Turkish sahtekâr, yalancı, düzenbaz…
in Polish nieuczciwy…
in Spanish deshonesto…
in Vietnamese không trung thực…
in Portuguese desonesto, desleal…
in Thai ไม่ซื่อสัตย์…
in German unehrlich…
in Catalan deshonest, fraudulent…
in Japanese 不正直な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不诚实的,不老实的,不正直的…
in Indonesian tidak jujur…
What is the pronunciation of dishonest?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“dishonest” in British English

“dishonest” in American English

Word of the Day

fire-eater

a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More