honest definition

  • adjective:
    • Marked by or showing stability; upright: an honest attorney.
    • perhaps not deceptive or fraudulent; genuine: honest weight.
    • Equitable; fair: honest earnings for an honest day's work.
    • Characterized by truth; maybe not untrue: honest reporting.
    • Sincere; frank: an honest critique.
    • of great repute; good.
    • Without affectation; basic: honest folk.
    • Virtuous; chaste.
    • Scrupulous regarding telling the truth; perhaps not directed at swindling, lying, or fraudulence; upright.
    • True, specifically in terms of is famous because of the individual making the statement; reasonable; impartial.
    • In good faith; without malice.
    • Correct.
    • Authentic; complete.
    • Earned or acquired in a good way.
    • good; honorable; suitable; getting.
    • Characterized by stability or fairness and straightforwardness in conduct, thought, message, etc.; upright; simply; fair; honest; truthful; genuine; free from fraudulence, guile, or duplicity; not untrue; -- stated of persons and acts, as well as what to which a moral high quality is imputed
    • Open; frank.
    • Chaste; faithful; virtuous.
    • without dissimulation; frank
    • not forged
    • attained or acquired without cheating or stealing
    • not disposed to cheat or defraud; maybe not deceptive or deceptive
    • worth being depended on
    • without pretensions
    • marked by truth
  • verb:
    • To decorate or grace; to honour; to make becoming, appropriate, or honourable.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To adorn; to grace; to honor; to produce becoming, proper, or honorable.
  • others:
    • Having a sense of honor; having honorable thoughts, motives, or axioms; without deceit or hypocrisy; real, candid, upright, or just in speech and activity; reasonable in working, or honest in utterance; worthwhile becoming reliable.
    • especially— Having the virtue of chastity; chaste; virtuous: said of a woman.
    • Having no disposition to cheat, steal, or lay.
    • Characterized by or continuing from honorable motives or principles; marked by truth, justice, sincerity, equity, etc.: as, a reputable transaction; honest opinions or motives; a genuine effort.
    • Of honorable high quality; creditable; reputable; correct; becoming: because, a person of honest report.
    • Excellent in high quality; great.
    • Of honorable look; fair-seeming; getting the semblance of truthfulness, equity, etc.
    • Open; undisguised; boldly or honestly showing function, personality, or high quality, whether great or bad: as, the honest pursuit of satisfaction or gain; an honest rogue.
    • Synonyms and Conscientious, trust-worthy, trusty, frank.
    • To do honor to; elegance; adorn.

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