late 14c., "disgrace, shame, want of honor," from Old French deshonesté (13c.) "dishonor, impropriety," from des- (see dis-) + Latin honestatem "honorableness" (see honesty). Meaning "want of honesty" is recorded from 1590s.
1. Dishonesty is ultimately self-defeating.
2. She accused the government of dishonesty and incompetence.
3. Most people enjoy reading about deceit and dishonesty in high places.
4. He has a bad name on account of his dishonesty.
5. My feeling toward my new friend underwent a revulsion whenIrealizedhiscrueltyand dishonesty.