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Synonyms for dishonest

Synonyms for (adjective) dishonest

Synonyms: venal, bribable, purchasable, corruptible, dishonest Definition: capable of being corrupted Usage: corruptible judges; dishonest politicians; a purchasable senator; a venal police officer

Similar words: corrupt Definition: lacking in integrity Usage: humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation; a corrupt and incompetent city government

Synonyms: dishonest, dishonorable Definition: deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive

Similar words: duplicitous, double-dealing, double-faced, double-tongued, deceitful, ambidextrous, Janus-faced, two-faced Definition: marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another Usage: she was a deceitful scheming little thing- Israel Zangwill; a double-dealing double agent; a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer- W.M.Thackeray

Similar words: beguiling Definition: misleading by means of pleasant or alluring methods Usage: taken in by beguiling tales of overnight fortunes

Similar words: deceitful, fallacious, fraudulent Definition: intended to deceive Usage: deceitful advertising; fallacious testimony; smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice - S.T.Coleridge; a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes

Similar words: deceptive, shoddy, misleading Definition: designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently Usage: the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm; deliberately deceptive packaging; a misleading similarity; statistics can be presented in ways that are misleading; shoddy business practices

Similar words: false Definition: designed to deceive Usage: a suitcase with a false bottom

Similar words: picaresque Definition: involving clever rogues or adventurers especially as in a type of fiction Usage: picaresque novels; waifs of the picaresque tradition; a picaresque hero

Similar words: rascally, blackguardly, scoundrelly, roguish Definition: lacking principles or scruples Usage: the rascally rabble; the tyranny of a scoundrelly aristocracy - W.M. Thackaray; the captain was set adrift by his roguish crew

Similar words: thieving, thievish Definition: given to thievery