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Definitions of honest

  1. 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"
  2. free from guile; " his answer was simple and honest"
  3. not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent; " honest lawyers"; " honest reporting"; " an honest wage"; " honest weight"
  4. marked by truth; " gave honest answers"
  5. habitually speaking the truth; " an honest man"; " a veracious witness"
  6. without pretensions; " worked at an honest trade"; " good honest food"
  7. without dissimulation; frank; " my honest opinion"
  8. Decent; honorable; suitable; becoming.
  9. 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.
  10. Open; frank; as, an honest countenance.
  11. Chaste; faithful; virtuous.
  12. To adorn; to grace; to honor; to make becoming, appropriate, or honorable.
  13. Upright; just; sincere; honorable; fair; righteous; chaste; frank or open.
  14. Honestly.
  15. Full of honor: just: the opp. of thievish, free from fraud: frank: chaste: ( B.) also, honorable.
  16. Honesty.
  17. Just in dealing; sincere.
  18. Fair and candid in dealings; frank; open; just; upright; also, chaste.
  19. Fair in dealing with others; just and upright; free from fraud; sincere; unreserved; honourable or suitable; chaste; faithful.
  20. Fair in dealing with others; just; frank; hearty; sincere.
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Usage examples for honest

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