Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Lack of honesty or integrity; improbity.
  • noun A dishonest act or statement.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being dishonest; lack of honesty; want of probity or integrity; a disposition to cheat or defraud, or to deceive and betray.
  • noun Violation of trust or of justice; fraud; treachery; any deviation from probity or integrity.
  • noun Unchastity; lewdness.
  • noun Synonyms Knavishness, deceitfulness, perfidiousness, unscrupulousness, unfairness, slipperiness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Dishonor; dishonorableness; shame.
  • noun Want of honesty, probity, or integrity in principle; want of fairness and straightforwardness; a disposition to defraud, deceive, or betray; faithlessness.
  • noun Violation of trust or of justice; fraud; any deviation from probity; a dishonest act.
  • noun Lewdness; unchastity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The characteristic or condition of being dishonest.
  • noun countable An act which is fraudulent or otherwise dishonest.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of being dishonest
  • noun lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing

Etymologies

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dishonest + -y

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