Definitions for: Honesty


[n] the quality of being honest
[n] southeastern European plant cultivated for its fragrant purplish flowers and round flat papery silver-white seedpods that are used for indoor decoration



Webster (1913) Definition: Hon"es*ty, n. [OE. honeste, oneste, honor, OF.
honest['e], onest['e] (cf. F. honn[^e]tet['e]), L. honestas.
See Honest, a.]
1. Honor; honorableness; dignity; propriety; suitableness;
decency. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

She derives her honesty and achieves her goodness.
--Shak.

2. The quality or state of being honest; probity; fairness
and straightforwardness of conduct, speech, etc.;
integrity; sincerity; truthfulness; freedom from fraud or
guile.

That we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all
godliness and honesty. --1 Tim. ii.
2.

3. Chastity; modesty. --Chaucer.

To lay . . . siege to the honesty of this Ford's
wife. --Shak.

4. (Bot.) Satin flower; the name of two cruciferous herbs
having large flat pods, the round shining partitions of
which are more beautiful than the blossom; -- called also
lunary and moonwort. Lunaria biennis is common
honesty; L. rediva is perennial honesty.

Syn: Integrity; probity; uprightness; trustiness;
faithfulness; honor; justice; equity; fairness; candor;
plain-dealing; veracity; sincerity.

Synonyms: honestness, Lunaria annua, money plant, satin flower, satinpod, silver dollar

Antonyms: dishonesty

See Also: candidness, candor, candour, forthrightness, frankness, genus Lunaria, good faith, herb, herbaceous plant, incorruptibility, incorruption, incorruptness, integrity, Lunaria, righteousness, scrupulousness, straightness, truthfulness

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