Dishonest synonyms

dĭs-ŏn'ĭst
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Not honest
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Unfaithful or disloyal to a belief, duty, or cause:
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A person who slanders or speaks badly of a person without that person's knowledge.
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Disposed to or characterized by untruth:
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Playfully mischievous
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Not honest
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Not yet determined or specified.
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Contrary to truth; not true.
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Not admitted or made known to others; secret
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Duplicitous or deceitful; treacherous.
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Tending to deceive; apt to lie or cheat
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Characterized by, constituting, or gained by fraud:
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Not genuine or real:
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Made in imitation of something genuine so as to deceive or defraud; forged
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Attractive or pretty in a delicate way; cute
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Skillful at deceiving others; characterized by craft; cunning; wily.
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Furtive; surreptitious.
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Hard to deal with, complicated
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Like or characteristic of a knave; esp., dishonest; tricky
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Full of wiles; cunning.
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At an irregular or improper angle; askew:
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Deceiving or intended to deceive
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Tending to mislead; deceptive.
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Not honest
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Inclined or intended to evade:
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Tending to slip, as from one's grasp:
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Excessively ingratiating or insincerely earnest:
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Not sincere; not genuine:
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Being a hypocrite:
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Not noble; unbecoming true honor or dignity; mean; unworthy; fake or deceptive.
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Not honest
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Not honest
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Not honest
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Alternative spelling of false-hearted.
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Characteristic of a traitor; disloyal
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Very bad, disagreeable, or objectionable
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Wicked, evil, or dishonest, esp. in some dark, mysterious way
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Lying; untruthful:
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Given to or marked by deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech.
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Of, relating to, or marked by perfidy; treacherous.
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Beguiling but harmful; alluring:
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Departing from the correct or accepted way; erring:
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Alternative form of Machiavellian.
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Not honest
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Done by moving the hand (arm) from below.
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Overspread with shade; sheltered from the glare of light or sultry heat.
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Composed of two unlike parts; dual:
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Not honest
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Not honest
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Lacking principles or moral scruples; unscrupulous:
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(Informal) Having or showing a tricky or deceitful nature; evasive
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Not scrupulous; not restrained by ideas of right and wrong; unprincipled
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The opposite of dependable
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Not fit to be seen; dirty, shabby, etc.
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Lacking integrity; unprincipled.
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Containing errors or alterations, especially ones that prevent proper understanding or use:
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Not morally approvable; morally bad; not ethical.
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Lacking integrity
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Not noble in birth or position; of the common people
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Not fit or becoming
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Feeling or having undergone degradation; deprived of dignity or self-respect.
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Showing much wear; ragged; threadbare
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Tending toward or characterized by cruelty or violence:
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Having little relative height; not high or tall:
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(Now Rare) Capable of being obtained for a price
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Serving one's own selfish interests, esp. at the expense of others
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(Obsolete) Contemptuous.
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Lacking integrity
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That can be corrupted, esp. morally
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Soft or easily broken as because of decomposition; friable
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Extremely unfortunate or regrettable:
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(Informal) Causing doubt or suspicion; questionable
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Characterized by or deserving shame or disgrace:
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Having a wavy indented margin, as a leaf.
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Characterized by many curves or turns; winding:
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Obtained, done, or made by clandestine or stealthy means.
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(Uncountable) The characteristic or condition of being dishonest.
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A cause of loss of honor:
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An instance of deliberate deceptiveness; double-dealing.
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Lack of probity; dishonesty
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An indirect action or process.
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The condition of being indirect
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The condition of being infamous; disgrace:
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The quality of being knavish.
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The act or an instance of treachery.
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Playful mischief
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A bending or curving shape or movement.
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The fact or state of being villainous
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To use equivocal terms in order to deceive, mislead, hedge, etc.; be deliberately ambiguous
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To speak or write evasively; equivocate.
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Capable of being bought:
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Contrary to established moral principles.
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Synonym Study

  • Untruthful is used as a somewhat softened substitute for lying, esp. with reference to statements, reports, etc. an untruthful account
  • Lying suggests only the act of telling a falsehood curb your lying tongue
  • Deceitful implies an intent to make someone believe what is not true, as by giving a false appearance, using fraud, etc. a deceitful advertisement
  • Dishonest implies the act or practice of telling a lie, or of cheating, deceiving, stealing, etc. a dishonest official
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