Part of speech:
Unfaithful or disloyal to a belief, duty, or cause:
Disposed to or characterized by untruth:
Given to telling untruths; likely to tell lies
A person who slanders or speaks badly of a person without that person's knowledge.
Deceiving or tending to deceive:
Not scrupulous; not restrained by ideas of right and wrong; unprincipled
(Informal) Causing doubt or suspicion; questionable
Cowardly, stealthy, underhanded, or furtive
Not yet determined or specified.
(Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
Containing errors or alterations, especially ones that prevent proper understanding or use:
That can be corrupted, esp. morally
Given to cheating or deceiving.
Not straightforward; shifty:
Causing or deserving dishonor; not honorable; shameful; disgraceful
The definition of disingenuous is insincere, deceptive or misleading.
Like or characteristic of a knave; esp., dishonest; tricky
Of, like, or characterized by the political principles and methods of expediency, craftiness, and duplicity set forth in Machiavelli's book, The Prince; crafty, deceitful, etc.
The definition of mendacious describes a dishonest person or thing.
Tending to mislead; deceptive.
Full of shade; shaded:
Distinguished by frequent changes in direction:
Causing or intending harm or evil; wicked:
A cause of loss of honor:
Duplicity is defined as deception or a lie.
Lack of probity; dishonesty
The definition of a perfidy is a deliberate betrayal.
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 utter or say in an evasive manner.
Gained or earned by fair methods, not by cheating, lying, or stealing
Corresponding to reality; true.
Completely obvious; blatant:
Without deceit or trickery; straightforward.
Consistent with rules, logic, or ethics:
Worthy of trust; dependable; reliable
Having to do with ethics or morality; of or conforming to moral standards
Based on strong likelihood or firm conviction, rather than on the actual evidence:
Based on, marked by, or manifesting principle:
The definition of scrupulous is someone who is detailed and precise, or someone who is aware of the right thing to do.
Characterized by corrupt dealings, especially bribery:
Capable of being bought:
Duplicitous or deceitful; treacherous.
Made in imitation of something genuine so as to deceive or defraud; forged
(Now Rare) Skillful or clever
(Chiefly British) Skillful; dexterous.
Full of wiles; cunning.
Tending or seeking to evade; not straightforward; tricky; equivocal
The definition of unctuous is oily, greasy or slippery in feel or character, or soft and rich garden soil.
Habitually phony or dishonest:
Given to or marked by deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech.
The definition of underhanded is sneaky or deceitful.
Characterized by lack of moral principles; unscrupulous
The definition of immoral is not following accepted principles of right and wrong behavior.
Not fit or becoming
Clothed with ragged, much worn, or soiled garments.
Ranked near the beginning of an ascending series or scale:
The definition of self serving is a person or action done only for one's own benefit, sometimes at the expense of others.
Very bad; wretched:
Extremely unfortunate or regrettable:
Not obscuring or omitting anything unpleasant, embarrassing, or negative:
Characterized by or bringing on ignominy; shameful; dishonorable; disgraceful
Characterized by supple and lithe movements:
An indirect action or process.
Infamy is defined as notoriety, or a reputation of bad behavior.
- 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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