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Definition of "honest" []

  • Marked by or displaying integrity; upright: an honest lawyer. (adjective)
  • Not deceptive or fraudulent; genuine: honest weight. (adjective)
  • Equitable; fair: honest wages for an honest day's work. (adjective)
  • Characterized by truth; not false: honest reporting. (adjective)
  • Sincere; frank: an honest critique. (adjective)

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.

Use "honest" in a sentence
  • "’ My conscience says, ‘No; take heed, honest Launcelot; take heed, honest Gobbo; ’ or, as aforesaid, ‘honest Launcelot Gobbo; do not run; scorn running with thy heels."
  • "When you're dealin 'with an honest event -- _honest_, mind you -- as goes on year after year between two parties both ekally set on winnin', the only way to get real satisfaction is to pick your fancy an 'go on backin' it."
  • ""There are several men that I _believe_ to be honest," returned the owner of the bungalow, "yet only one that I know to be _honest_, and who possesses at the same time the judgment to undertake a mission like the one I have been telling you about.""