Dis*hon"es*ty (?), n. [Cf. OF. deshonest'e, F. d'eshonnetet'e.]

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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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