Dishonest

Definition of Dishonest

Dis`hon´est
a.1.Dishonorable; shameful; indecent; unchaste; lewd.
Inglorious triumphs and dishonest scars.
- Pope.
Speak no foul or dishonest words before them [the women].
- Sir T. North.
2.Dishonored; disgraced; disfigured.
Dishonest with lopped arms the youth appears,
Spoiled of his nose and shortened of his ears.
- Dryden.
3.Wanting in honesty; void of integrity; faithless; disposed to cheat or defraud; not trustworthy; as, a dishonest man.
4.Characterized by fraud; indicating a want of probity; knavish; fraudulent; unjust.
To get dishonest gain.
- Ezek. xxii. 27.
The dishonest profits of men in office.
- Bancroft.
v. t.1.To disgrace; to dishonor; as, to dishonest a maid.
I will no longer dishonest my house.
- Chapman.

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