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