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Synonyms for dishonesty
dɪsˈɒn ə stidis·hon·esty

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  1. dishonestynoun


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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dishonesty

    A fraud is an act of deliberate deception with the design of securing something by taking unfair advantage of another. A deceit or deception may be designed merely to gain some end of one's own, with no intent of harming another; an imposition, to take some small advantage of another, or simply to make another ridiculous. An imposture is designed to obtain money, credit, or position to which one is not entitled, and may be practised by a street beggar or by the pretender to a throne. All action that is not honest is dishonesty, but the term dishonesty is generally applied in business, politics, etc., to deceitful practises which are not directly criminal. Fraud includes deceit, but deceit may not reach the gravity of fraud; a cheat is of the nature of fraud, but of a petty sort; a swindle is more serious than a cheat, involving larger values and more flagrant dishonesty. Fraud is commonly actionable at law; cheating and swindling are for the most part out of the reach of legal proceedings. Treachery is chiefly used of dishonesty in matters of friendship, social relations, government, or war; treachery may be more harmful than fraud, but is not so gross, and is not ordinarily open to legal redress. Treason is a specific form of treachery of a subject to the government to which he owes allegiance, and is definable and punishable at law. Compare ARTIFICE; DECEPTION.

    artifice, cheat, cheating, deceit, deception, duplicity, fraud, imposition, imposture, swindle, swindling, treachery, treason, trick

    fairness, good faith, honesty, integrity, truth, uprightness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dishonestynoun

    the quality of being dishonest


    honestness, honesty

  2. dishonesty, knaverynoun

    lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing


    honesty, honestness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dishonestynoun

    improbity, faithlessness, knavery, treachery, falsehood, deceitfulness, perfidiousness, wickedness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dishonestynoun

    improbity, unscrupulousness, fraudulence, cheating, indirection

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  1. List of paraphrases for "dishonesty":

    dishonest, unfairness, deceit, falsehood

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  1. Brian Klawiter:

    I am a Christian. My company will be run in a way that reflects that. Dishonesty, thievery, immoral behavior, etc. will not be welcomed, i would not hesitate to refuse service to an openly gay person or persons. Homosexuality is wrong, period.

  2. Charles Dickens:

    I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honestly out of countenance any day of the week, if there is anything to get got by it.

  3. Rick Gorka:

    This is the number one hit against Elizabeth Warren - her dishonesty.

  4. Kristin Urquiza:

    The coronavirus has made clear that there are two Americas : the America that Donald Trump lives in and the America that my father died in, enough is enough. Donald Trump may not have caused the coronavirus, but Donald Trump dishonesty and Donald Trump irresponsible actions made it so much worse.

  5. Horace Mann:

    Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person's money as his time.

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  • عدم الأمانةArabic
  • измама, нечестност, мошеничество, непочтеностBulgarian
  • nepoctivostCzech
  • caimiléireachtIrish
  • whakapōhēhē, whakapōhēhētangaMāori
  • nieuczciwośćPolish
  • oärlighetSwedish

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