dishonesty

Part of speech: noun

Falsity; insincerity; violation of trust; fraud.

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Usage examples "dishonesty":

  1. And the very silver men, who have been treated as a party of dishonesty, are anything but that. - "The Letters of William James, Vol. II", William James.
  2. Helen certainly would shake Woods when she learned of his dishonesty and trickery. - "32 Caliber", Donald McGibeny.
  3. If they really knew the offender, they were generally ready enough to inform against him, and this with an air of affected secrecy and mysterious importance; and, as if the dishonesty of another constituted a virtue in themselves, they would repeat this information frequently, perhaps for a month afterward, setting up their neighbour's offence as a foil to their own pretended honesty. - "Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 2 (of 2)", Sir William Edward Parry.