[ US /dɪˈsɔnəstɫi/ ]
[ UK /dɪsˈɒnɪstli/ ]
  1. in a corrupt and deceitful manner
    he acted dishonestly when he gave the contract to his best friend
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How To Use dishonestly In A Sentence

  • A benefits cheat who dishonestly claimed £22,000 while living a life of luxury said today that no amount of money could buy happiness.
  • The auditor says that the report does not suggest that any officer or councillor acted dishonestly. Times, Sunday Times
  • he acted dishonestly when he gave the contract to his best friend
  • The claimant had been charged with dishonestly obtaining loans from building societies and obtaining housing benefit payments by furnishing false information. Times, Sunday Times
  • But at no time whatsoever have I ever acted dishonestly or with conscious impropriety.
  • Murder; and Theft: dishonestly appropriating property belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving the owner of it.
  • He had dishonestly and intentionally not fulfilled that obligation.
  • He claimed - in my opinion dishonestly - that the agreement copper-fastened the union.
  • If the consent is dishonestly obtained, then there is still dishonesty.
  • The general legal status of Amerindians has evolved over the generations but the general question was resolved well over a century ago: anyone of genetic Amerindian descent has certain rights and privileges stemming from the dubious “dependent sovereignty” status of the tribes as sloppily defined back in the 19th Century and mangled through a series of treaties negotiated in bad faith and dishonestly managed by the federal government. Matthew Yglesias » Goldberg: The Middle East Is Complicated and It’s All the Arabs’ Fault
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