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