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Definition 1: not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where honest or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • honest lawyers
  • honest reporting

Synonyms for honest in the sense of this definition

(honest is similar to ...) characterized by plain blunt honesty

"a downright answer" "a downright kind of person"

(means also ...) straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action

"a direct question" "a direct response" "a direct approach"

(means also ...) not fake or counterfeit

"a genuine Picasso" "genuine leather"

(means also ...) worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect

"an honorable man" "led an honorable life" "honorable service to his country"

(means also ...) characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious

"an ingenuous admission of responsibility"

(means also ...) open and genuine; not deceitful

"he was a good man, decent and sincere" "felt sincere regret that they were leaving" "sincere friendship"

(means also ...) characterized by honesty and fairness

"straight dealing" "a square deal"

(means also ...) consistent with fact or reality; not false

"the story is true" "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true" "the true meaning of the statement"

(means also ...) worthy of trust or belief

"a trustworthy report" "an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion"

Definition 2: gained or earned without cheating or stealing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where honest or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an honest wage
  • an fair penny

Synonyms for honest in the sense of this definition

(honest is similar to ...) fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience

"equitable treatment of all citizens" "an equitable distribution of gifts among the children"

Definition 3: not forged - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where honest or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a good dollar bill

Synonyms for honest in the sense of this definition

(honest is similar to ...) not fake or counterfeit

"a genuine Picasso" "genuine leather"

Definition 4: without dissimulation; frank - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where honest or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my honest opinion

(honest is similar to ...) open and genuine; not deceitful

"he was a good man, decent and sincere" "felt sincere regret that they were leaving" "sincere friendship"

Definition 5: worthy of being depended on - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where honest or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for honest in the sense of this definition

(honest is similar to ...) worthy of trust or belief

"a trustworthy report" "an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion"

Definition 6: marked by truth - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where honest or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gave honest answers
  • honest reporting

(honest is similar to ...) expressing or given to expressing the truth

"a true statement" "gave truthful testimony" "a truthful person"

Definition 7: without pretensions - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where honest or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • worked at an honest trade
  • good honest food

(honest is similar to ...) lacking pretension or affectation

"an unpretentious country church" "her quiet unpretentious demeanor"

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