improbity [im prō′bi tē]
pl. improbities [ME improbite < L improbitas]
lack of probity; dishonesty

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  • Improbity — Im*prob i*ty, n. [L. improbitas; pref. im not + probitas probity: cf. F. improbit[ e].] Lack of probity; lack of integrity or rectitude; dishonesty. [1913 Webster] Persons . . . cast out for notorious improbity. Hooker …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • improbity — [im prō′bi tē] n. pl. improbities 〚ME improbite < L improbitas〛 lack of probity; dishonesty * * * im·pro·bi·ty (ĭm prōʹbĭ tē) n. Lack of probity; dishonesty.   [Middle English improbite, shameless persistence, from Old French, dishonesty, from… …   Universalium

  • improbity — I noun artfulness, breach of trust, corruption, craftiness, crookedness, deceit, deceitfulness, deviousness, dishonesty, disingenuity, disingenuousness, duplicity, falsehood, falseness, falsity, fraud, fraudulence, fraudulency, furtiveness, graft …   Law dictionary

  • Improbity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Improbity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 improbity improbity Sgm: N 1 dishonesty dishonesty dishonor Sgm: N 1 deviation from rectitude deviation from rectitude Sgm: N 1 disgrace disgrace &c.(disrepute) 874 Sgm: N 1 fraud …   English dictionary for students

  • improbity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of probity Nouns 1. improbity; dishonesty, dishonor; disgrace, disrepute; fraud, deception; lying, falsehood; bad faith, infidelity, inconstancy, faithlessness, Judas kiss, betrayal; breach of… …   English dictionary for students

  • improbity — noun A lack of probity, honesty or integrity Syn: dishonesty …   Wiktionary

  • improbity — Synonyms and related words: Machiavellianism, ambidexterity, artifice, bad faith, cunning, deceitfulness, dishonesty, double dealing, doubleness, doubleness of heart, duplicity, faithlessness, falseheartedness, falseness, low cunning, treachery,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • improbity — im·pro·bi·ty || ɪm prəʊbÉ™tɪ n. wickedness, lack of integrity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • improbity — [ɪm prəʊbɪti, prɒb ] noun formal wickedness or dishonesty …   English new terms dictionary

  • improbity — n. Dishonesty, unfairness, knavery, faithlessness, bad faith, fraud, fraudulence, want of probity, lack of integrity …   New dictionary of synonyms

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