Dis*hon"est (?), a. [Pref. dis- + honest: cf. F. d'eshonnete, OF. deshoneste.]


Dishonorable; shameful; indecent; unchaste; lewd.


Inglorious triumphs and dishonest scars. Pope.

Speak no foul or dishonest words before them [the women]. Sir T. North.


Dishonored; disgraced; disfigured.


Dishonest with lopped arms the youth appears, Spoiled of his nose and shortened of his ears. Dryden.


Wanting in honesty; void of integrity; faithless; disposed to cheat or defraud; not trustworthy; as, a dishonest man.


Characterized by fraud; indicating a want of probity; knavish; fraudulent; unjust.

To get dishonest gain. Ezek. xxii. 27.

The dishonest profits of men in office. Bancroft.


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Dis*hon"est, v. t. [Cf. OF. deshonester.]

To disgrace; to dishonor; as, to dishonest a maid.


I will no longer dishonest my house. Chapman.


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