dishonesty Definition

lack of honesty or integrity; disposition to defraud or deceive.

Using dishonesty: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "dishonesty" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The company fired him for dishonesty.

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    Dishonesty is not tolerated in this school.

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    She was accused of dishonesty in her report.

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    His dishonesty cost him his job.

dishonesty Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for dishonesty

Antonyms for dishonesty

Phrases with dishonesty

  • a situation where dishonesty is accepted or even encouraged within a group or organization


    The company's culture of dishonesty led to several scandals and lawsuits.

  • a complex network of lies and deceit


    The politician's web of dishonesty was exposed by the media.

  • false or misleading claims made in advertisements


    The government agency fined the company for dishonesty in advertising.


Summary: dishonesty in Brief

The term 'dishonesty' [dɪsˈɒnəsti] refers to a lack of honesty or integrity, often with the intention to deceive or defraud. It is exemplified by phrases like 'culture of dishonesty,' referring to a situation where dishonesty is accepted or encouraged, and 'dishonesty in advertising,' referring to false or misleading claims. 'Dishonesty' is formal language that can be replaced by 'lying' or 'cheating' in informal contexts.