honest

  • 1 Honest — 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. [1913 Webster] Belong what honest clothes you send forth to bleaching! Shak …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Honest — (né au IIIème siècle, mort en 270) est un saint et martyr catholique du IIIe siècle, originaire de Nîmes. Il est fêté le 16 février. Sommaire 1 Hagiographie 2 Reliques 3 Annexes …

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  • 3 honest — [än′ist] adj. [ME < OFr honeste < L honestus < honor, honor] 1. Obs. a) held in respect; honorable b) respectable, creditable, commendable, seemly, etc.: a generalized epithet of commendation 2. that will not lie, cheat, or steal;… …

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  • 4 honest — I adjective aboveboard, accurate, actual, artless, as represented, authentic, bald, blunt, candid, clean, conscientious, correct, creditable, decent, downright, earnest, equitable, erect, estimable, ethical, evenhanded, exact, factual, fair, fair …

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  • 5 honest — ► ADJECTIVE 1) free of deceit; truthful and sincere. 2) fairly earned: an honest living. 3) simple and unpretentious. ► ADVERB informal ▪ genuinely; really. ● make an honest woman of Cf. ↑make an ho …

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  • 6 Honest — 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. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 honest — (adj.) c.1300, respectable, decent, of neat appearance, also free from fraud, from O.Fr. honeste (12c.; Mod.Fr. honnête), from L. honestus honorable, respected, regarded with honor, figuratively deserving honor, honorable, respectable, from honos …

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  • 8 honest! — idiom (informal) used to emphasize that you are not lying • I didn t mean it, honest! Main entry: ↑honestidiom …

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  • 9 Honest — (v. lat.), achtbar, anständig; daher Honestissimus, Hochachtbarer (als Titel). Honestas publica, der gute Ruf …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 10 honest — *upright, just, conscientious, scrupulous, honorable Analogous words: truthful, veracious (see corresponding nouns at TRUTH): candid, open, plain, *frank: *straightforward, aboveboard, forthright: *fair, equitable, dispassionate, objective… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 honest — [adj] truthful, candid above board, authentic, bona fide*, conscientious, decent, direct, equitable, ethical, fair, fair and square*, forthright, frank, genuine, high minded*, honorable, impartial, ingenuous, just, law abiding*, lay it on the… …

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  • 12 honest — hon|est W3S1 [ˈɔnıst US ˈa:n ] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(character)¦ 2¦(statement/answer etc)¦ 3 to be honest (with you) 4 honest! 5 honest to God 6¦(work)¦ 7¦(ordinary good people)¦ 8 make an honest woman (out) of somebody ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 honest — adjective 1 CHARACTER someone who is honest does not lie or steal etc: It was very honest of him to give them the money back. | an old woman with a plain, honest face you could trust | scrupulously honest (=always very honest): She is… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 honest — hon|est [ anəst ] adjective ** 1. ) a person who is honest does not tell lies or cheat people, and obeys the law: Most young people are decent and honest. an honest man honest about: I haven t been completely honest about my past experience.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 honest */*/ — UK [ˈɒnɪst] / US [ˈɑnəst] adjective Metaphor: Being honest and moral is like being in a high position. Being dishonest and immoral is like being low down. She has very high/low standards. ♦ The president took the moral high ground. ♦ They are… …

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  • 16 honest — [[t]ɒ̱nɪst[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as honest, you mean that they always tell the truth, and do not try to deceive people or break the law. My dad was the most honest man I ever met... I know she s honest and reliable.… …

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  • 17 honest — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem, sound ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ scrupulously …

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  • 18 honest*/ — [ˈɒnɪst] adj 1) a person who is honest does not tell lies or cheat people, and obeys the law Ant: dishonest an honest man[/ex] 2) telling the truth, or not cheating people I want you to give me an honest answer.[/ex] I gave her the wrong amount… …

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  • 19 honest — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin honestus honorable, from honos, honor honor Date: 14th century 1. a. free from fraud or deception ; legitimate, truthful < an honest plea > b. genuine, real …

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  • 20 Honest Ed's — Infobox Company company name = Honest Ed s company company type = Private slogan = foundation = 1948 location = Toronto, Ontario, Canada key people = Ed Mirvish, David Mirvish num employees = industry = Retailing products = Department store… …

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