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Definition of "dishonest" []

  • Disposed to lie, cheat, defraud, or deceive. (adjective)
  • Resulting from or marked by a lack of honesty. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dishonest" in a sentence
  • "Let us quickly acknowledge that the phrase "dishonest political rhetoric" is often a case of using three words where two will do."
  • "In a stern speech at the opening of the meeting of lawmakers, independent experts and advocates, Obama strongly denounced what he described as dishonest budgeting practices during the Bush administration, which he said had budgeted "zero dollars" for the Iraq war or for natural disasters, preferring to use emergency supplemental funds that entailed heavy deficit spending."
  • "After criticizing what he calls dishonest accounting in the past, the president is putting the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan into that main budget."