Definitions for: Honest

[adj] free from guile; "his answer was simple and honest"
[adj] not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent; "honest lawyers"; "honest reporting"; "an honest wage"; "honest weight"
[adj] marked by truth; "gave honest answers"
[adj] habitually speaking the truth; "an honest man"; "a veracious witness"
[adj] without pretensions; "worked at an honest trade"; "good honest food"
[adj] without dissimulation; frank; "my honest opinion"
[adj] worthy of being depended on; "a dependable worker"; "an honest working stiff"; "a reliable source of information"; "he was true to his word"; "I would be true for there are those who trust me"

Webster (1913) Definition: Hon"est, a. [OE. honest, onest, OF. honeste, oneste, F.
honn[^e]te, L. honestus, fr. honos, honor, honor. See
1. Decent; honorable; suitable; becoming. --Chaucer.

Belong what honest clothes you send forth to
bleaching! --Shak.

2. Characterized by integrity or fairness and
straight?forwardness in conduct, thought, speech, etc.;
upright; just; equitable; trustworthy; truthful; sincere;
free from fraud, guile, or duplicity; not false; -- said
of persons and acts, and of things to which a moral
quality is imputed; as, an honest judge or merchant; an
honest statement; an honest bargain; an honest business;
an honest book; an honest confession.

An honest man's the noblest work of God. --Pope.

An honest physician leaves his patient when he can
contribute no farther to his health. --Sir W.

Look ye out among you seven men of honest report.
--Acts vi. 3.

Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
--Rom. xii.

3. Open; frank; as, an honest countenance.

4. Chaste; faithful; virtuous.

Wives may be merry, and yet honest too. --Shak.

Syn: Upright; ingenuous; honorable; trusty; faithful;
equitable; fair; just; rightful; sincere; frank; candid;

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.

Synonyms: artless, dependable, downright, guileless, honorable, open, reliable, square, straight, true(p), truthful, unpretentious, veracious

Antonyms: dishonest, dishonorable

See Also: direct, echt, genuine, honourable, sincere, true, trustworthy, trusty

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