What is the meaning of honest?


  • Not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent.
    • usage: "honest lawyers"; "honest reporting"
  • Without dissimulation; frank.
    • usage: "my honest opinion"
  • Worthy of being depended on.
    • usage: "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"
  • Without pretensions.
    • usage: "worked at an honest trade"; "good honest food"
  • Marked by truth.
    • usage: "gave honest answers"; "honest reporting"
  • Not forged.
    • usage: "a good dollar bill"
  • Gained or earned without cheating or stealing.
    • usage: "an honest wage"; "an fair penny"
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APAWordNet. (2010). honest. Retrieved April 26, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/honest/definitions/1175768
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