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honest

hon·est

honest

 
 
pronunciation:
a nihst
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: truthful, real or sincere.
She made an honest attempt to answer their questions.
synonyms:
truthful
antonyms:
dishonest, insincere, lying
similar words:
direct, earnest, foursquare, frank, genuine, open, right, straight
definition 2: not lying or cheating in one's friendships or business relations.
I trust her because she has always been honest with me.
synonyms:
straight, upright
antonyms:
corrupt, crooked, cunning, dirty, dishonest, shady
similar words:
aboveboard, decent, earnest, honorable, moral, respectable, right
definition 3: not meant to trick or mislead.
I assure you, I'm telling the honest truth.
synonyms:
authentic, frank, sincere, true, truthful
antonyms:
insincere, tricky
similar words:
earnest, genuine, legitimate, reliable, straight
definition 4: earned in a fair way.
He makes an honest wage as a carpenter.
synonyms:
fair, just
antonyms:
corrupt
similar words:
clean, disinterested, even, impartial, objective, right, square
Word Builder: honest +
  • honesty:
    the condition of being honest.
  • honestly:
    in an honest way.
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