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Definitions and Synonyms of honestly | Another word for honestly | What is honestly?

Definition 1: (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that - [adverb denoting all]

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

  • honestly, I don't believe it
  • candidly, I think she doesn't have a conscience
  • frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn

Synonyms for honestly in the sense of this definition

(honestly is used in the usage domain ...) a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies

"`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier" "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"

Definition 2: in an honest manner - [adverb denoting all]

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

  • in he can't get it honestly, he is willing to steal it
  • was known for dealing aboveboard in everything

Synonyms for honestly in the sense of this definition

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