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Definitions of honest

  1.   marked by truth; " gave honest answers"
  2.   Honesty.
  3.   without pretensions; " worked at an honest trade"; " good honest food"
  4.   Fair in dealing with others; just; frank; hearty; sincere.
  5.   Fair in dealing with others; just and upright; free from fraud; sincere; unreserved; honourable or suitable; chaste; faithful.
  6.   worthy of being depended on; " a dependable worker"; " an honest working stiff"; " a reliable source of information"; " he was true to his word"; " I would be true for there are those who trust me"
  7.   Full of honor: just: the opp. of thievish, free from fraud: frank: chaste: ( B.) also, honorable.
  8.   without dissimulation; frank; " my honest opinion"
  9.   Honestly.
  10.   not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent; " honest lawyers"; " honest reporting"; " an honest wage"; " honest weight"
  11.   Fair and candid in dealings; frank; open; just; upright; also, chaste.
  12.   free from guile; " his answer was simple and honest"
  13.   Upright; just; sincere; honorable; fair; righteous; chaste; frank or open.
  14.   Characterized by integrity or fairness and straight/ forwardness in conduct, thought, speech, etc.; upright; just; equitable; trustworthy; truthful; sincere; free from fraud, guile, or duplicity; not false; -- said of persons and acts, and of things to which a moral quality is imputed; as, an honest judge or merchant; an honest statement; an honest bargain; an honest business; an honest book; an honest confession.
  15.   Open; frank; as, an honest countenance.
  16.   habitually speaking the truth; " an honest man"; " a veracious witness"
  17.   To adorn; to grace; to honor; to make becoming, appropriate, or honorable.
  18.   Chaste; faithful; virtuous.
  19.   Just in dealing; sincere.
  20.   Decent; honorable; suitable; becoming.

Antonyms for honest

debased, worldly-wise, criminal, decadent, inexplicit, gushing, Equivocating, wary, insincere, censurable, unjust, perfidious, unrighteous, iniquitous, indefinite, reserved, libertine, suppositious, mean, erring, untrustworthy, cultivated, profligate, untrue, Maneuvering, louche, worldly, treacherous, untrusty, deceitful, purchasable, adroit, unworthy, evil, imitation, lip, blamable, infamous, quiet, counterfeit, rotten, jackleg, mistrustful, dissembling, circular, warped, mock, close, shrewd, adulatory, janus-faced, inequitable, indecorous, thieving, picaresque, lying, furtive, rakish, tight-mouthed, sneaking, phony-baloney, bad, corruptible, unwholesome, supposititious, improper, black, depraved, scheming, sordid, unethical, perverse, secretive, courteous, duplicitous, slippery, grubby, sad, mealy, ambiguous, gushy, cruddy, ignoble, critical, fraudulent, miserable, factitious, civilized, delusory, perverted, sorry, left-handed, tricky, evil-minded, assumed, bogus, polite, cute, dirty, venal, debauched, artful, sly, untruthful, subtle, dissimulating, objectionable, ratty, notorious, indecent, two-faced, pathetic, incorrect, Pecksniffian, considerate, Deluding, undependable, low-down, sycophantic, degenerate, indirect, currish, oleaginous, designing, mendacious, sinful, flattering, scabby, degraded, partisan, opprobrious, faithless, beguiling, knavish, offensive, nasty, affected, sophisticated, deceptive, errant, mealymouthed, wily, Double dealing, cagey, partial, loose, unbecoming, closemouthed, shoddy, corrupt, equivocal, unreal, guileful, cheap, misleading, synthetic, rascally, fake, circuitous, shady, mechanical, scummy, execrable, cosmopolitan, civil, artificial, sham, pretending, reticent, villainous, tactful, unlawful, Bluffing, fast, bribable, close-mouthed, Prevaricating, inhibited, pretended, contrived, wicked, low, unclear, cynical, disgraceful, detestable, contemptible, nefarious, ambidextrous, phony, oily, laconic, traitorous, fuzzy, dissolute, specious, underhanded, double-faced, plastic, crafty, strained, refined, crooked, manipulative, disingenuous, reprobate, smooth, posing, culpable, shifty, fabricated, man-made, muzzy, fallacious, manufactured, dark, intriguing, vile, unbelievable, underhand, immoral, put on, blameworthy, prejudiced, scoundrelly, wretched, unfair, tight-lipped, suspicious, cutthroat, unrespectable, dishonest, feigned, thievish, lousy, devious, ignominious, sharp, calculating, unsavory, stealthy, discreditable, taciturn, lame, shameful, blackguardly, despicable, assuming, bent, double, knowing, Deceiving, vicious, spurious, simulated, fibbing, deplorable, hypocritical, unseemly, one-sided, biased, sneaky, skeptical, atrocious, unctuous, wrong, Parti Pris, fulsome, unprincipled, demoralized, unfaithful, forced, canny, unconscionable, shy, disreputable, hagiographic, cultured, dodgy, pretentious, foxy, cunning, uncommunicative, dissipated, backhanded, Concocted, restrained, polished, naughty, base, delusive, vague, jive, unauthentic, Defrauding, roguish, unscrupulous, reprehensible, unclean, salable, paltry, pseudo, unreliable, false, double-tongued, fallen, snide, imitative, Low-minded, diplomatic, scurvy, sick, rogue, dishonorable, arch, evasive, politic, Rakehell, unnatural, hireling, soapy, slick.

Quotes of honest

  1. National leaders who find themselves wilting under the withering criticisms by members of the media, would do well not to take such criticism personally but to regard the media as their allies in keeping the government clean and honest its services. – Corazon Aquino
  2. By crying on my bed, drinking quite a lot and feeling tempted by drugs. Well, just not reading it to be perfectly honest with you. I know it's a bit of a copout. – Jo Brand
  3. The New York playgoer is a child of nature, and he has an honest and wholesome regard of whatever is atrocious in art. – Frank Moore Colby
  4. Very similar experience happened last year when we released this album, North. It was on Deutsche Grammophon, it was very, very honest It was the most honest record I've ever written. – Elvis Costello
  5. No such thing as a man willing to be honest that would be like a blind man willing to see. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  6. I thought it was terrible. I don't know who to believe. Williams was very loyal and honest Nobody could ever say different. Sometimes, that got him into a lot of trouble. But after he died and they cut his head off, that made me sick. – Curt Gowdy
  7. I can't remember too much about the '80s, to be honest with you... I wish that weren't true, but it is. – Colin Hay
  8. Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory. – Douglas MacArthur
  9. Even God lends a hand to honest boldness. – Menander
  10. At the beginning of each year, we have conceptual meetings. How are we going to challenge ourselves this year? So we suggested a transsexual or transgender. And to be honest I am shocked they let us do it. – Jai Rodriguez
  11. My father, who died a few years ago, was a good, simple, very honest man. His faith and affection for his family was just unassailable, without question. – David Ogden Stiers
  12. People need to be peppered or even outraged occasionally. Our national comedy and drama is packed with earthy familiarity and honest vulgarity. Clean vulgarity can be very shocking and that, in my view, gives greater involvement. – Kenneth Williams
  13. He's an honest man- you could shoot craps with him over the telephone. – Earl Wilson
  14. The Americans are more honest about it and just call it college rock. – Malcolm Wilson
  15. In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing. – William Wordsworth

Usage examples for honest

  1. He is a very honest man, your excellency. ” – Virgin Soil by Ivan S. Turgenev
  2. Then aloud: Susan Posey, you are a good, honest little girl as ever was. ” – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  3. “ " Oh, I didn't say you weren't honest – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  4. Now, be honest with me! ” – The Whirlpool by George Gissing
  5. Why, Judson was so honest he bent over backwards. ” – The Secret Pact by Mildred A. Wirt
  6. Now, to do that you got to ferget you ever were born honest – The Son of his Father by Ridgwell Cullum
  7. It's something any woman might be proud of, the love of an honest dear, good fellow. ” – Arms and the Woman by Harold MacGrath
  8. Oh, had she not been honest – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  9. And my poor Hulot, such an honest fellow! ” – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  10. Come, shall we two be honest with each other? ” – Early Plays Catiline, The Warrior's Barrow, Olaf Liljekrans by Henrik Ibsen
  11. We shall soon know, he said, whether this young lady is honest or not. ” – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  12. Really an' honest she is- an' she doesn't know it! ” – The Very Small Person by Annie Hamilton Donnell
  13. “ I only speak because I am sure Captain Glen is too good and honest a gentleman to behave as you have said. ” – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  14. “ " I am glad to see that you are an honest man, Brown," he said quietly. ” – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  15. Yes, I feel that your eyes can't really be as honest as they look. ” – Indian Summer by William D. Howells
  16. “ I will be honest too! ” – Dr. Adriaan by Louis Couperus
  17. They made him feel their honest wish to consider him one of themselves, making a point of saying to him, as they dropped out one by one, that they hoped to see him often. ” – The Main Chance by Meredith Nicholson
  18. “ I tried to do my duty, sir, and I expect every honest man to do his. ” – Mr. Trunnell by T. Jenkins Hains
  19. I'm trying to be honest as a woman can. ” – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  20. “ I come of an honest family. ” – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner

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