Definition of dishonestly in English:

dishonestly

adverb

  • In an untrustworthy, deceitful, or insincere way.

    ‘he admitted six offences of dishonestly obtaining money’
    ‘they acted dishonestly for their own selfish gains’
    • ‘He jailed Cooper for one year, saying he had behaved dishonestly to a person who considered him her friend.’
    • ‘The case was fairly and squarely put at trial that they were dishonestly deceiving the court.’
    • ‘He admitted dishonestly receiving items stolen in a burglary and also theft of a bank card.’
    • ‘He had dishonestly taken bribes with a view to fixing the result of games in which he would be playing.’
    • ‘Mr Brown had dishonestly withheld information.’
    • ‘One claim was that a lawyer who was a director of the company had dishonestly assisted in the fraud.’
    • ‘All these claims were made dishonestly.’
    • ‘By continuing to assert dishonestly your innocence in the removal of money you have compelled the family to come here and give evidence.’
    • ‘It was alleged the doctor had won the accreditation by deliberately and dishonestly misrepresenting his career history.’
    • ‘A person may dishonestly assist in the commission of a breach of trust without any idea of what a trust means.’

Pronunciation

dishonestly

/dɪsˈɒnɪstli/