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Definition of "honesty" []

  • The quality or condition of being honest; integrity. (noun)
  • Truthfulness; sincerity: in all honesty. (noun)
  • Archaic Chastity. (noun)
  • Botany A European plant (Lunaria annua) cultivated for its fragrant purplish flowers and round, flat, papery, silver-white seedpods. Also called money plant, satin flower, silver dollar. (noun)
  • The condition of being honest (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Sincerity or fairness (noun)
  • Virtue or respect (noun)
  • A purple-flowered SE European plant, Lunaria annua, cultivated for its flattened silvery pods, which are used for indoor decoration: family Brassicaceae (crucifers) (noun)

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Use "honesty" in a sentence
  • "Michigan CHEATED DNC rules on January 15, 2008, and all of the major candidates removed their names in honesty from the competition, except Tonya Harding, I mean Hillary Clinton."
  • "I believe in honesty is the best policy, not fake sniper fire."
  • "The most optimistic prospect I can offer in honesty is that Canada could have a brilliant economic future, but only if it accepts the disciplines of harsh reality and takes the steps necessary in the near term to restore reasonable balance to its economic system."