These adjectives mean lacking honesty or truthfulness. Dishonest is the least specific: a dishonest business executive. Lying conveys a blunt accusation of untruth: a lying witness giving inconsistent testimony. Untruthful is a softer term and suggests lack of veracity and divergence from fact: made an untruthful statement. Deceitful implies misleading by falsehood or by concealment of the truth: deceitful advertising.Mendacious is more formal than lying, and suggests a chronic inclination toward untruth: a mendacious and troublesome employee.
You know how stubborn you are about not doing business with dishonest people.
He even considered not mentioning Mrs. Glass's phone call to Fred but dismissed the idea as being too dishonest with the old man.
This was done; but just as Heraclides was receiving his honour in a crowded assembly, he was seized with apoplexy, while the dishonest priestess perished at the same moment from the bite of a serpent.
Any dishonest use of the flock had to be repaid ten-fold, but loss by disease or wild beasts fell on the owner.
Butchers have palmed off upon their customers imported fresh meat as homegrown, and secured a dishonest profit by charging for it the prices of the latter, which are considerably in excess of those of the imported product.