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What is the opposite of honest?

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Opposite of free of deceit
“My husband is rarely dishonest with me about his whereabouts.”
Opposite of truthful without regard to one's feelings
“We remained tight-lipped about what we really thought of Dylan's orange-colored, baggy pants because we didn't want to hurt his feelings.”
Opposite of morally virtuous with regard to the truth
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“Cersei Lannister had proven herself to be a treacherous ruler.”
Opposite of exactly as claimed
“The classically-trained musicians gave it their best, but could only manage to play some unauthentic jazz music.”
Opposite of fair and balanced
“I have a vested interest in the outcome, and so any opinion I give will be biased.”
Opposite of simple and unpretentious
“This pretentious pasta dish has too many unnecessary ingredients.”
(of an action) Opposite of done without malice despite any undesirable results
“My parents are punishing me for my deliberate mistake.”
Opposite of open, honest, and direct in speech or expression, especially when dealing with unpalatable matters
Opposite of unwavering in one's commitment
Opposite of morally beyond reproach, blame or guilt
Opposite of free from exaggeration or distortion
Opposite of real or genuine, in accordance with the truth, facts or standards
“The illusory aim of this form of government is the equal distribution of wealth to its people.”
Opposite of rather direct or abrupt in speech or manner
(of an organization or its activities) Opposite of having practices that are open and visible to the public
“The usually secretive agency is best known for its expertise in cybersecurity.”
Opposite of honest or frank in nature
“While her response was quite cut-and-dried, some fans are still speculating the star is hiding her love life as evidenced by her indirect response to who her crush was.”
Opposite of having a good reputation and well respected
Opposite of sincere, genuine, and in good faith
Opposite of felt or believed deeply and sincerely
“With an insincere apology, she shuffled off, furtively glancing over her shoulder to make sure no one had seen her colluding with a stranger.”
Opposite of having or showing whole, sincere and enthusiastic support
Opposite of spoken or presented in a manner that is frank and honest
“It is typical of the company to provide vague and ambiguous instructions, leaving many users to interpret what they should be doing.”
Opposite of generous and tireless with one's contributions of time, money, etc.
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