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Meaning & Definition of Honest in English

English

Honest

/ɑnəst/

adjective

1. Not disposed to cheat or defraud

  • Not deceptive or fraudulent
  • "Honest lawyers"
  • "Honest reporting"
    synonym:
  • honest
  • ,
  • honorable

2. Without dissimulation

  • Frank
  • "My honest opinion"
    synonym:
  • honest

3. Worthy of being depended on

  • "A dependable worker"
  • "An honest working stiff"
  • "A reliable sourcsfle of information"
  • "He was true to his word"
  • "I would be true for there are those who trust me"
    synonym:
  • dependable
  • ,
  • honest
  • ,
  • reliable
  • ,
  • true(p)

4. Without pretensions

  • "Worked at an honest trade"
  • "Good honest food"
    synonym:
  • honest

5. Marked by truth

  • "Gave honest answers"
  • "Honest reporting"
    synonym:
  • honest

6. Not forged

  • "A good dollar bill"
    synonym:
  • good
  • ,
  • honest

7. Gained or earned without cheating or stealing

  • "An honest wage"
  • "An fair penny"
    synonym:
  • honest
  • ,
  • fair

Examples of using

Bill is always honest.
"To be honest, I'm afraid of heights." "Coward!"
Not everyone is honest.