dis·hon·est /(ˌ)dɪˈsɑnəst ||ˈzɑ-/
1. Dishonorable; shameful; indecent; unchaste; lewd. [Obs.]
Inglorious triumphs and dishonest scars. --Pope.
Speak no foul or dishonest words before them [the women]. --Sir T. North.
2. Dishonored; disgraced; disfigured. [Obs.]
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.
Dis·hon·est, v. t. To disgrace; to dishonor; as, to dishonest a maid. [Obs.]
I will no longer dishonest my house. --Chapman.
adj 1: deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or
deceive [syn: dishonorable] [ant: honest]
2: lacking honesty and oblivious to what is honorable [syn: unscrupulous]
3: lacking truthfulness; "a dishonest answer"
4: capable of being corrupted; "corruptible judges"; "dishonest
politicians"; "a purchasable senator"; "a venal police
officer" [syn: corruptible, bribable, purchasable, venal]