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Meaning of ABOVEBOARD

Pronunciation:  u'buv`bowrd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  in an honest manner; "in he can't get it honestly, he is willing to steal it"; "was known for dealing aboveboard in everything"
  2. [adj]  without concealment or deception; honest; "their business was open and aboveboard"; "straightforward in all his business affairs"
 

ABOVEBOARD is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: honestly, straight, straightforward
 
 Antonyms: deceitfully, dishonestly, venally
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*bove"board`\, adv.
Above the board or table. Hence: in open sight; without
trick, concealment, or deception. ``Fair and aboveboard.''
--Burke.

Note: This expression is said by Johnson to have been
      borrowed from gamesters, who, when they change their
      cards, put their hands under the table.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: artless, authentic, before one, bona fide, face to face, fair and square, forthright, foursquare, genuine, good-faith, in broad daylight, in open court, in plain sight, in plain view, in public, in public view, in the marketplace, in the open, ingenuous, on the level, on the square, on the table, on the up-and-up, open, open and aboveboard, openly, overtly, plain dealing, publicly, scrupulous, single-hearted, square, square-dealing, square-shooting, straight, straight-shooting, unsophisticated, up-and-up, veritable
 

 

 

 

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