honesty definition

  • noun:
    • the standard or condition to be truthful; stability.
    • Truthfulness; sincerity: to be honest.
    • Archaic Chastity.
    • Botany A European plant (Lunaria annua) developed for the fragrant purplish blossoms and circular, level, papery, silver-white seedpods. Also known as cash plant, satin flower, silver buck.
    • The act, quality, or condition to be truthful; becoming truthful
    • some of different crucifers in genus Lunaria, several of which are grown as ornamentals.
    • Honor; honorableness; dignity; propriety; suitableness; decency.
    • The quality or state of being honest; probity; equity and straightforwardness of conduct, message, etc.; stability; sincerity; truthfulness; freedom from fraud or guile.
    • Chastity; modesty.
    • satin-flower; the name of two cruciferous herbs having huge level pods, the round shining partitions which tend to be more beautiful compared to bloom; -- called in addition lunary and moonwort. Lunaria biennis is common honesty; Lunaria rediva is perennial sincerity.
    • the smoothness or top-notch becoming honest or honorable; upright personality or conduct; sincerity; honor; virtue.
    • especially— Chastity; virtuous reputation; honor.
    • The virtue of respecting the house liberties of other people; the lack of any disposition to cheat, take, or lie.
    • Decency; good ways.
    • Liberality.
    • Credit; reputation.
    • In botany, a name of a number of plants, particularly of a tiny cruciferous plant, Lunaria annua (L. biennis): so-called from transparency of the dissepiments. The perennial honesty is L. rediviva; the maiden's-honesty is Clematis Vitalba.
    • southeastern European plant cultivated for its fragrant purplish plants and round level papery silver-white seedpods that are used for indoor design
    • the standard of becoming honest

Related Sources

  • Definition for "honesty"
    • the standard or condition to be truthful; stability.
    • View More
  • Sentence for "honesty"
    • Michigan CHEATED DNC rules on January…
    • View More
  • Quotes for "honesty"
  • Phrases for "honesty"
  • Hypernym for "honesty"
  • Form for "honesty"
  • Urban Dictionary for "honesty"
245 votes

How would you define honesty?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!