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.”
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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.”
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Opposite of morally virtuous with regard to the truth
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“Cersei Lannister had proven herself to be a treacherous ruler.”
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Opposite of exactly as claimed
“The classically-trained musicians gave it their best, but could only manage to play some unauthentic jazz music.”
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Opposite of fair and balanced
“I have a vested interest in the outcome, and so any opinion I give will be biased.”
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Opposite of simple and unpretentious
“This pretentious pasta dish has too many unnecessary ingredients.”
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(of an action) Opposite of done without malice despite any undesirable results
“My parents are punishing me for my deliberate mistake.”
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(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.”
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(attributive) Opposite of bearing a complete and unaltered version of
“Jonas has wasted our time by providing ambiguous responses to all of our questions.”
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(of a person) Opposite of wholesome and untainted by immorality
Immodest dress code was not welcome inside the church.”
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Opposite of obeying the laws of society
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Opposite of free from blame
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(of speech, expression, or action) Opposite of frank or unrestrained
“Around strangers, he would be restrained when expressing his true opinions so as not to offend anyone.”
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Opposite of aggressively vigorous or forceful
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(informal) Opposite of to be under no illusion; to carry one's attitude seriously about a matter
“You are deluded if you think things are going to work out between the two of you.”
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Opposite of faithful or honest
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Opposite of lacking in worldly wisdom or informed judgment
“Susan attributed her worldly qualities to her mother, who was a schoolteacher.”
Adjective
Opposite of permitted by law
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