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honest

hon·est

honest

 
 
pronunciation:
a nihst
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: truthful or sincere.
In describing himself, he was completely honest.An honest person would not lie to his children.
synonyms:
candid, sincere, straightforward, truthful, veracious
antonyms:
deceitful, dishonest, insincere, lying
similar words:
artless, direct, earnest, foursquare, frank, genuine, guileless, ingenuous, open, plain-spoken, right, straight, straight-out
definition 2: honorable and upright, as in one's dealings.
They run an honest business.Being so honest, she told her boss that she had been overpaid.
synonyms:
straight, upright, upstanding
antonyms:
corrupt, crooked, cunning, deceitful, dirty, dishonest, fraudulent, scheming, shady, shifty, sneaky, unscrupulous, venal
similar words:
aboveboard, decent, earnest, ethical, honorable, law-abiding, moral, reputable, respectable, right, trustworthy
definition 3: not deceptive or misrepresented.
an honest gesture of friendship
synonyms:
authentic, bona fide, candid, frank, sincere, true, truthful, valid, veracious
antonyms:
deceitful, dishonest, fraudulent, insincere, tricky
similar words:
earnest, genuine, guileless, legitimate, reliable, straight, straight-out, straightforward
definition 4: fair or just.
an honest judge
synonyms:
candid, equitable, fair, just
antonyms:
corrupt
similar words:
clean, disinterested, even, evenhanded, impartial, objective, right, square, unbiased
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  • honesty:
    the condition of being honest.
  • honestly:
    in an honest way.
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