Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The characteristic or condition of being dishonest.
  • n. An act which is fraudulent or otherwise dishonest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

Etymologies

dishonest + -y (Wiktionary)

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