Disloyal vs Dishonest - What's the difference?

disloyal | dishonest | Synonyms |

Disloyal is a synonym of dishonest.


As adjectives the difference between disloyal and dishonest

is that disloyal is without loyalty; faithless, traitorous while dishonest is not honest.

disloyal

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • without loyalty; faithless, traitorous.
  • * 1623 , , Act i, scene 1,
  • O disloyal thing, That shouldst repair my youth, thou heap'st A year's age on me.

    dishonest

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not honest.
  • Interfering with honesty.
  • (obsolete) Dishonourable; shameful; indecent; unchaste; lewd.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • inglorious triumphs and dishonest scars
  • * Sir T. North
  • Speak no foul or dishonest words before them [the women].
  • (obsolete) Dishonoured; disgraced; disfigured.
  • * Dryden
  • Dishonest with lopped arms the youth appears, / Spoiled of his nose and shortened of his ears.

    Antonyms

    * honest