dishonest








adjective

  1. not honest; disposed to lie, cheat, or steal; not worthy of trust or belief: a dishonest person.
  2. proceeding from or exhibiting lack of honesty; fraudulent: a dishonest advertisement.

adjective

  1. not honest or fair; deceiving or fraudulent
adj.

late 14c., from Old French deshoneste (13c., Modern French déshonnête) “dishonorable, horrible, indecent,” perhaps from a Medieval Latin or Gallo-Romance compound of Latin dis- “not” (see dis-) + honestus “honorable” (see honest). The Latin formation was dehonestus. Related: Dishonestly.

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