late 14c., from Old French deshoneste (13c., Modern French déshonnête) "dishonorable, horrible, indecent," perhaps from a Medieval Latin or Gallo-Roman compound of Latin dis- "not" (see dis-) + honestus "honorable" (see honest). The Latin formation was dehonestus. Related: Dishonestly.
1. Dishonest importers would be able to pocket the VAT collected from customers.
2. You have been dishonest with me.
3. dishonest appropriation of property
4. Beware of dishonest traders in the tourist areas.
5. The affairs of the nation have been abandoned to dishonest politicians.