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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Dishonest


DISHONEST, adjective Dizonest. [dis and honest.]

1. Void of honesty; destitute of probity, integrity or good faith; faithless; fraudulent; knavish; having or exercising a disposition to deceive, cheat and defraud; applied to persons; as a dishonest man.

2. Proceeding from fraud or marked by it; fraudulent; knavish; as a dishonest transaction.

3. Disgraced; dishonored; from the sense in Latin.

DISHONEST with lopped arms the youth appears.

4. Disgraceful; ignominious; from the Latin sense.

Inglorious triumphs, and dishonest scars.

5. Unchaste; lewd.