Roget category 9406. Words relating to the sentient and moral
› 6.4. Moral affections
›› 6.4.3. Moral conditions
deviation from rectitude —
Punic faith —
mala fides [Lat.],
Punica fides [Lat.] —
breach of promise, breach of trust, breach of faith — prodition†, disloyalty, treason, high treason — apostasy etc. (tergiversation) 607 — nonobservance etc. 773.
shabbiness etc. adj. — villainy, villany† — baseness etc. adj. — abjection, debasement, turpitude, moral turpitude, laxity, trimming, shuffling.
perfidy — perfidiousness etc. adj. — treachery, double dealing — unfairness etc. adj. — knavery, roguery, rascality, foul play — jobbing, jobbery — graft, bribery — venality, nepotism — corruption, job, shuffle, fishy transaction — barratry, sharp practice, heads I win tails you lose — mouth honor etc. (flattery) 933.
play false —
break one's word,
break one's faith,
break one's promise —
live by one's wits,
sail near the wind.
disgrace oneself, dishonor oneself, demean oneself — derogate, stoop, grovel, sneak, lose caste — sell oneself, go over to the enemy — seal one's infamy.
false-hearted, disingenuous — unfair, one-sided — double, double-hearted, double-tongued, double-faced — timeserving†, crooked, tortuous, insidious, Machiavelian, dark, slippery — fishy — perfidious, treacherous, perjured.
infamous, arrant, foul, base, vile, ignominious, blackguard.
contemptible, unrespectable, abject, mean, shabby, little, paltry, dirty, scurvy, scabby, sneaking, groveling, scrubby, rascally, pettifogging — beneath one.
low-minded, low-thoughted† — base-minded.
undignified, indign† — unbecoming, unbeseeming†, unbefitting — derogatory, degrading — infra dignitatem [Lat.], beneath one's dignity — ungentlemanly, ungentlemanlike — unknightly†, unchivalric†, unmanly, unhandsome — recreant, inglorious.
corrupt, venal — debased, mongrel.
faithless, of bad faith, false, unfaithful, disloyal — untrustworthy — trustless, trothless† — lost to shame, dead to honor — barratrous.
mala fide [Lat.],
like a thief in the night,
by crooked paths.
O tempora! †,
corruptissima respublica plurimae corruptissima respublica plurimae leges [Lat.]
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