Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Dishonesty (Page: 425)

Dis*hon"es*ty (?), n. [Cf. OF. deshonesté, F. déshonn\'88teté.]

1. Dishonor; dishonorableness; shame. [Obs.] The hidden things of dishonesty." 2 Cor. iv. 2.

2. Want of honesty, probity, or integrity in principle; want of fairness and straightforwardness; a disposition to defraud, deceive, or betray; faithlessness.

3. Violation of trust or of justice; fraud; any deviation from probity; a dishonest act.

4. Lewdness; unchastity. Shak.