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1. honest

adjective. ['ˈɑːnəst'] not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent.

Synonyms

  • sincere
  • trustworthy
  • trusty
  • direct
  • honorable
  • ingenuous
  • honourable
  • artless
  • square
  • true
  • downright
  • genuine
  • straight

Antonyms

  • untrustworthy
  • disingenuous
  • indirect
  • counterfeit
  • insincere
  • false
  • dishonest

Etymology

  • honeste (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • honestus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Honest

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How do you pronounce honest?

Pronounce honest as ˈɑnəst.

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Sentences with honest


1. Noun, singular or mass
Offer an honest but brief answer and only give a more thorough answer if the interviewer presses for specifics.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Fill in all of the pertinent information asked and keep your answers honest.

3. Adjective
Commit to being honest with your romantic partner and checking your conversation for overt lies and lies of omission.

4. Adjective, superlative
Be honest.

Quotes about honest


1. Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.
- Orison Swett Marden

2. I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
- George Washington

3. Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

2. honest-to-god

adjective. (used informally especially for emphasis).

Synonyms

  • honest-to-goodness
  • old
  • sure-enough
  • genuine

Antonyms

  • unreal
  • insincere
  • false
  • dishonest

3. honest-to-goodness

adjective. (used informally especially for emphasis).

Synonyms

  • old
  • sure-enough
  • honest-to-god
  • genuine

Antonyms

  • unreal
  • insincere
  • false
  • dishonest

4. honest

adjective. ['ˈɑːnəst'] without dissimulation; frank.

Antonyms

  • indirectness

Etymology

  • honeste (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • honestus (Latin)

5. honest

adjective. ['ˈɑːnəst'] worthy of being depended on.

Synonyms

  • trustworthy
  • trusty
  • reliable
  • true

Antonyms

  • unrelated
  • collateral
  • mediate
  • inexact

Etymology

  • honeste (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • honestus (Latin)

6. honest

adjective. ['ˈɑːnəst'] not forged.

Synonyms

  • genuine
  • good

Antonyms

  • undependable
  • unreliable
  • irresponsible

Etymology

  • honeste (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • honestus (Latin)

7. honest

adjective. ['ˈɑːnəst'] gained or earned without cheating or stealing.

Synonyms

  • equitable
  • just

Antonyms

  • unreal
  • insincerity
  • frivolous

Etymology

  • honeste (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • honestus (Latin)

8. honest

adjective. ['ˈɑːnəst'] without pretensions.

Antonyms

  • refrain

Etymology

  • honeste (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • honestus (Latin)

9. honest

adjective. ['ˈɑːnəst'] marked by truth.

Synonyms

  • true

Antonyms

  • unfaithful
  • undock

Etymology

  • honeste (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • honestus (Latin)
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