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Meaning of HONEST

Pronunciation:  'ânist

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  free from guile; "his answer was simple and honest"
  2. [adj]  not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent; "honest lawyers"; "honest reporting"; "an honest wage"; "honest weight"
  3. [adj]  marked by truth; "gave honest answers"
  4. [adj]  habitually speaking the truth; "an honest man"; "a veracious witness"
  5. [adj]  without pretensions; "worked at an honest trade"; "good honest food"
  6. [adj]  without dissimulation; frank; "my honest opinion"
  7. [adj]  worthy of being depended on; "a dependable worker"; "an honest working stiff"; "a reliable source of information"; "he was true to his word"; "I would be true for there are those who trust me"
 

HONEST is a 6 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: artless, dependable, downright, guileless, honorable, open, reliable, square, straight, true(p), truthful, unpretentious, veracious
 
 Antonyms: dishonest, dishonorable
 
 See Also: direct, echt, genuine, honourable, sincere, true, trustworthy, trusty

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Hon"est\, a. [OE. honest, onest, OF. honeste, oneste, F.
    honn[^e]te, L. honestus, fr. honos, honor, honor. See
    {Honor}.]
    1. Decent; honorable; suitable; becoming. --Chaucer.
    
             Belong what honest clothes you send forth to
             bleaching!                            --Shak.
    
    2. Characterized by integrity or fairness and
       straight?forwardness in conduct, thought, speech, etc.;
       upright; just; equitable; trustworthy; truthful; sincere;
       free from fraud, guile, or duplicity; not false; -- said
       of persons and acts, and of things to which a moral
       quality is imputed; as, an honest judge or merchant; an
       honest statement; an honest bargain; an honest business;
       an honest book; an honest confession.
    
             An honest man's the noblest work of God. --Pope.
    
             An honest physician leaves his patient when he can
             contribute no farther to his health.  --Sir W.
                                                   Temple.
    
             Look ye out among you seven men of honest report.
                                                   --Acts vi. 3.
    
             Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
                                                   --Rom. xii.
                                                   17.
    
    3. Open; frank; as, an honest countenance.
    
    4. Chaste; faithful; virtuous.
    
             Wives may be merry, and yet honest too. --Shak.
    
    Syn: Upright; ingenuous; honorable; trusty; faithful;
         equitable; fair; just; rightful; sincere; frank; candid;
         genuine.
    
    
  2. \Hon"est\, v. t. [L. honestare to clothe or adorn with
    honor: cf. F. honester. See {Honest}, a.]
    To adorn; to grace; to honor; to make becoming, appropriate,
    or honorable. [Obs.] --Abp. Sandys.
    
    
 
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