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.
Given to cheating or deceiving.
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
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
Not fit or becoming
Clothed with ragged, much worn, or soiled garments.
Ranked near the beginning of an ascending series or scale:
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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