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hon·est

 (ŏn′ĭst)
adj.
1. Marked by or displaying integrity; upright: an honest lawyer.
2. Not deceptive or fraudulent; genuine: honest weight.
3. Equitable; fair: honest wages for an honest day's work.
4.
a. Characterized by truth; not false: honest reporting.
b. Sincere; frank: an honest critique.
5.
a. Of good repute; respectable.
b. Without affectation; plain: honest folk.
6. Virtuous; chaste.

[Middle English, from Old French honeste, from Latin honestus, honorable, from honor, honor (earlier honōs).]

honest

(ˈɒnɪst)
adj
1. not given to lying, cheating, stealing, etc; trustworthy
2. not false or misleading; genuine
3. just or fair: honest wages.
4. characterized by sincerity and candour: an honest appraisal.
5. without pretensions or artificial traits: honest farmers.
6. archaic (of a woman) respectable
7. honest broker a mediator in disputes, esp international ones
8. honest Injun (interjection) school slang genuinely, really
9. honest to God honest to goodness
a. (adjective) completely authentic
b. (interjection) an expression of affirmation or surprise
10. make an honest woman of to marry (a woman, esp one who is pregnant) to prevent scandal
[C13: from Old French honeste, from Latin honestus distinguished, from honōs honour]
ˈhonestness n

hon•est

(ˈɒn ɪst)

adj.
1. honorable in principles, intentions, and actions; upright.
2. showing uprightness and fairness: honest dealings.
3. gained or obtained fairly: to earn an honest living.
4. sincere; frank; open: an honest face.
5. genuine or unadulterated: honest goods.
6. respectable; having a good reputation: an honest name.
7. truthful or creditable: an honest account.
8. humble, plain, or unadorned.
9. Archaic. chaste; virtuous.
[1250–1300; Middle English honeste < Middle French < Latin honestus honorable =hones-, variant s. of honōs honor + -tus adj. suffix]
hon′est•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.honest - not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent; "honest lawyers"; "honest reporting"
direct - straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"
echt, genuine - not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather"
honourable, honorable - worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect; "an honorable man"; "led an honorable life"; "honorable service to his country"
artless, ingenuous - characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious; "an ingenuous admission of responsibility"
sincere - open and genuine; not deceitful; "he was a good man, decent and sincere"; "felt sincere regret that they were leaving"; "sincere friendship"
square, straight - characterized by honesty and fairness; "straight dealing"; "a square deal"
true - consistent with fact or reality; not false; "the story is true"; "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true"- B. Russell; "the true meaning of the statement"
trustworthy, trusty - worthy of trust or belief; "a trustworthy report"; "an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion"
dishonest, dishonorable - deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
2.honest - without dissimulation; frank; "my honest opinion"
sincere - open and genuine; not deceitful; "he was a good man, decent and sincere"; "felt sincere regret that they were leaving"; "sincere friendship"
3.honest - worthy of being depended on; "a dependable worker"; "an honest working stiff"; "a reliable sourcSFLe of information"; "he was true to his word"; "I would be true for there are those who trust me"
trustworthy, trusty - worthy of trust or belief; "a trustworthy report"; "an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion"
4.honest - without pretensions; "worked at an honest trade"; "good honest food"
unpretentious - lacking pretension or affectation; "an unpretentious country church"; "her quiet unpretentious demeanor"
5.honest - marked by truth; "gave honest answers"; "honest reporting"
truthful, true - expressing or given to expressing the truth; "a true statement"; "gave truthful testimony"; "a truthful person"
6.honest - not forged; "a good dollar bill"
echt, genuine - not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather"
7.honest - gained or earned without cheating or stealing; "an honest wage"; "an fair penny"
equitable, just - fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience; "equitable treatment of all citizens"; "an equitable distribution of gifts among the children"

honest

adjective
3. genuine, real, true, straight, fair, proper, authentic, equitable, impartial, on the level (informal), bona fide, dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal), above board, fair and square, on the up and up, honest to goodness It was an honest mistake on his part.
genuine false, fraudulent, illegitimate, counterfeit
Quotations
"To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand" [William Shakespeare Hamlet]
"An honest man's the noblest work of God" [Alexander Pope An Essay on Man]
"An honest man's word is as good as his bond" [Cervantes Don Quixote]

honest

adjective
1. Having or marked by uprightness in principle and action:
3. Devoid of any hypocrisy or pretense:
Translations
أَمِيـنأمين، شَريفصادِق، صحيح، نزيهمُسْتَقيم، مُحْتَرَمنزيه
poctivýupřímnýčestný
ærlig
rehellinen
pošten
őszinte
heiîarlegur
正直な誠実
정직한
doraigarbės žodisiš tiesųiš tikrųjų!
atklātsgodīgsneviltotsvaļsirdīgs
odkritpošten
ärlig
ซื่อสัตย์
dürüstnamusluyasal yollardan kazanılmışdoğru
trung thực

honest

[ˈɒnɪst]
A. ADJ
1. (= frank) → sincero
to be (perfectly) honestpara ser (totalmente) sincero or franco ...
to be honest about sthser sincero or franco con respecto a algo
I'd like your honest opinionme gustaría que me dieras tu sincera opinión
that's the honest trutheso es la pura verdad
to be (perfectly) honest with youpara serle sincero or franco, si quiere que le diga la verdad
I'll be honest with youvoy a serte sincero
you haven't been honest with usno has sido sincero con nosotros
be honest with yourselfsincero contigo mismo
to make an honest woman of sb he finally made an honest woman of her (hum) → al final hizo lo que Dios manda y se casó con ella
2. (= trustworthy, law-abiding) [person] → honrado, honesto
he's very honest in money matterses muy honrado or honesto en lo que respecta al dinero
he hasn't done an honest day's work in his lifeno ha trabajado honradamente en su vida
to make an honest livingganarse la vida honradamente
by honest meansde forma honrada
it was an honest mistakeno fue un error deliberado
to earn an honest penny or crustganarse el pan honradamente
3. (= genuine) → sencillo
good, honest country cookingcocina rústica buena y sencilla
B. ADVde verdad
I didn't know about it, honestno lo sabía, de verdad, de verdad que no lo sabía
honest to God or goodnesspalabra (de honor), te lo juro
honest injunpalabra, ¡por éstas!
C. CPD honest broker N (Brit) (esp Pol) → mediador(a) m/f

honest

[ˈɒnɪst]
adj
[person] → honnête
She's a very honest person → Elle est très honnête.
to be honest with sb → être honnête avec qn
He was very honest with her → Il a été très honnête avec elle.
to be quite honest with you ... → pour être tout à fait honnête ...
to be honest, ... → à dire vrai, ..., pour être honnête, ...
To be honest the house is not quite our style → Pour être honnête, le style de la maison ne nous convient guère.
[opinion] → honnête
the honest truth → la vérité vraie
You want the honest truth? → Tu veux la vérité vraie ?
The honest truth is, I don't know → La vérité vraie c'est que je n'en sais rien.
an honest mistake → une erreur commise de bonne foi
adv

I didn't do it, honest → La vérité, ce n'est pas moi.
honest to God! → la vérité !honest broker nconciliateur/trice m/f, médiateur/trice m/f

honest

adj
(= truthful)ehrlich; to be honest with somebodyjdm die Wahrheit sagen, jdm nichts vormachen (inf); you must be brutally honest with yourselfdu darfst dir absolut nichts vormachen (inf); I don’t think you’ve been quite honest with usich glaube, du hast uns nicht die ganze Wahrheit gesagt; to be honest about somethingetw ehrlich darstellen; to be perfectly honest (with you), I don’t really knowum (ganz) ehrlich zu sein, ich weiß es nicht genau, (ganz) offen or ehrlich gesagt, ich weiß es nicht genau; I’d like your honest opinion of itich möchte wissen, was Sie wirklich davon halten; what do you think of the school, in your honest opinion?was hältst du von der Schule, ganz ehrlich gesagt?; the honest truthdie reine Wahrheit
(= law-abiding, decent) personredlich; money, profitehrlich or redlich erworben; they are good honest peoplesie sind gute, rechtschaffene Leute; to make an honest living or pennysein Geld ehrlich or redlich verdienen; he made an honest woman of her (dated hum)er machte sie zu seiner Angetrauten (hum); after an honest day’s worknach einem ordentlichen Tagewerk; he’s never done an honest day’s work in his lifeer ist in seinem ganzen Leben noch keiner ordentlichen Arbeit nachgegangen; (as) honest as the day is longgrundehrlich
(= straightforward, real) material, cookingeinfach, echt; mistakeecht; good honest cookinggutbürgerliche Küche
adv (inf) I didn’t know about it, honestich wusste nichts davon, ehrlich or Ehrenwort!; it’s true, honest it ises stimmt, ganz ehrlich; honest to God or to goodness (emph)ehrlich; honest injun (emph inf)ganz ehrlich

honest

[ˈɒnɪst] adj (person, face, actions) → onesto/a; (answer) → franco/a, schietto/a; (means, method) → onesto/a, lecito/a; (wages, profit) → decente, ragionevole; (opinion) → sincero/a
to be quite honest with you ... → se devo dirti la verità...
please be honest with me → ti prego di essere sincero con me

honest

(ˈonist) adjective
1. (of people or their behaviour, statements etc) truthful; not cheating, stealing etc. My secretary is absolutely honest; Give me an honest opinion.
2. (of a person's appearance) suggesting that he is honest. an honest face.
3. (of wealth etc) not gained by cheating, stealing etc. to earn an honest living.
ˈhonestly adverb
1. in an honest way. He gained his wealth honestly.
2. used to stress the truth of what a person is saying. Honestly, that's exactly what he said; I honestly don't think it's possible.
interjection
used to express mild anger etc. Honestly! That was a stupid thing to do!
ˈhonesty noun
Surely, if you own up to something, you should be praised for your honesty, not punished.

honest

أَمِيـن čestný ærlig ehrlich ειλικρινής honrado rehellinen honnête pošten onesto 正直な 정직한 eerlijk ærlig uczciwy honesto честный ärlig ซื่อสัตย์ dürüst trung thực 诚实的

honest

a. honesto-a, honrado-a.
References in classic literature ?
He was a fine man, my dear, but what is better, he was a brave and an honest one, and I was proud to be his friend.
Inquiries next morning brought the information, from the head of a rubber exporting firm with whom the professor was acquainted, that the Spaniard was regularly engaged in transporting parties into the interior, and was considered efficient, careful and as honest as pos- sible, considering the men he engaged as workers.
I am not a prejudiced man, nor one who vaunts himself on his natural privileges, though the worst enemy I have on earth, and he is an Iroquois, daren't deny that I am genuine white," the scout replied, surveying, with secret satisfaction, the faded color of his bony and sinewy hand, "and I am willing to own that my people have many ways, of which, as an honest man, I can't approve.
There, don't get angry, darling; I couldn't flare up all of a sudden in the face of that poor little creature; he looked so absurd--and so--so honest.
Nor was it out of keeping with the general coarseness and matter-of-fact character of the age, that the son should be willing to earn an honest penny, or, rather, a weighty amount of sterling pounds, from the purse of his father's deadly enemy.
His integrity was perfect; it was a law of nature with him, rather than a choice or a principle; nor can it be otherwise than the main condition of an intellect so remarkably clear and accurate as his to be honest and regular in the administration of affairs.
Thus, while the busy dame bustled about the house, or plied her spinning-wheel at one end of the piazza, honest Balt would sit smoking his evening pipe at the other, watching the achievements of a little wooden warrior, who, armed with a sword in each hand, was most valiantly fighting the wind on the pinnacle of the barn.
I knew at this hour, I think, as well as I knew later, what I was capable of meeting to shelter my pupils; but it took me some time to be wholly sure of what my honest ally was prepared for to keep terms with so compromising a contract.
It's only his outside; a man can be honest in any sort of skin.
It seems that some honest mariners of Dover, or Sandwich, or some one of the Cinque Ports, had after a hard chase succeeded in killing and beaching a fine whale which they had originally descried afar off from the shore.
He had kept his promise so well that York thought he might be safely trusted to fill his place while he was away, and he was so clever and honest that no one else seemed so well fitted for it.
Wait jest a minute, duke -- answer me this one question, honest and fair; if you didn't put the money there, say it, and I'll b'lieve you, and take back every- thing I said.