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Definition of 'honest'


  1. not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent; "honest lawyers"; "honest reporting"; "an honest wage"; "honest weight"
       Synonyms: honorable
       Antonyms: dishonest dishonorable
  2. without dissimulation; frank; "my honest opinion"
  3. 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"
       Synonyms: dependable reliable true
  4. free from guile; "his answer was simple and honest"
       Synonyms: guileless
  5. without pretensions; "worked at an honest trade"; "good honest food"
  6. habitually speaking the truth; "an honest man"; "a veracious witness"
       Synonyms: veracious
  7. marked by truth; "gave honest answers"

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