HyperDic: honest

English > 7 senses of the word honest:
ADJECTIVEallhonest, honorablenot disposed to cheat or defraud
allhonestwithout dissimulation
allhonest, dependable, reliable, trueworthy of being depended on
allhonestwithout pretensions
allhonestmarked by truth
allhonest, goodnot forged
allhonest, fairgained or earned without cheating or stealing
honest > pronunciation
Soundsaa'nahst
Rhymesabolitionist ... zoologist: 193 rhymes with ahst...
English > honest: 7 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent.
Examples
  • "honest lawyers"
  • "honest reporting"
Synonymhonorable
NarrowerdownrightCharacterized by plain blunt honesty
See alsodirectStraightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action
genuine, echtnot fake or counterfeit
honorable, honourableworthy of being honored
ingenuous, artlessCharacterized by an inability to mask your feelings
sincereopen and genuine
straight, squareCharacterized by honesty and fairness
trueconsistent with fact or reality
trustworthy, trustyworthy of trust / trust or belief
truthful, trueExpressing or given to expressing the truth
Oppositedishonest, dishonorabledeceptive or fraudulent
Spanishhonesto, honorable, sincero
Catalanhonest
Nounshonestnessthe quality of being honest
Adverbshonestlyin an honest manner
English > honest: 7 senses > adjective 2
MeaningWithout dissimulation; frank.
Example"my honest opinion"
Broadersincereopen and genuine
Spanishhonesto
Catalanhonest
Nounshonestnessthe quality of being honest
Adverbshonestly(used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that
English > honest: 7 senses > adjective 3
Meaningworthy of being depended on.
Example "an honest working stiff"
Synonymsdependable, reliable, true
Broadertrustworthy, trustyworthy of trust / trust or belief
Spanishconfiable, fiable, honesto
Catalanfiable
Nounshonestnessthe quality of being honest
English > honest: 7 senses > adjective 4
MeaningWithout pretensions.
Examples
  • "worked at an honest trade"
  • "good honest food"
Broaderunpretentiouslacking pretension or affectation
Spanishhonesto
English > honest: 7 senses > adjective 5
Meaningmarked by truth.
Examples
  • "gave honest answers"
  • "honest reporting"
Broadertruthful, trueExpressing or given to expressing the truth
Nounshonestnessthe quality of being honest
English > honest: 7 senses > adjective 6
Meaningnot forged.
Synonymgood
Broadergenuine, echtnot fake or counterfeit
Spanishbueno
English > honest: 7 senses > adjective 7
MeaningGained or earned without cheating or stealing.
Example"an honest wage"
Synonymfair
Broaderequitable, justFair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience

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