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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 ?
And since a man combining all the qualifications was not to be found, it was at least better that the post be filled by an honest than by a dishonest man.
With pleasure," said the Honest Banker; "we shall be glad to do business with you; but first you must make yourself an honest man by restoring what you stole from the Government.
For I trust my honest wife, Most honest if uncomely to the eye, Hath not with foolish chatterings wearied you, As is the wont of women.
SOME Members of a Legislature were making schedules of their wealth at the end of the session, when an Honest Miner came along and asked them to divide with him.
Don't you see, the description which you have there has a singular resemblance to an honest man?
Hence, doubtless, it will be concluded by many that he lived like an honest man, owed no one a shilling, took nothing but what was his own, kept a good house, entertained his neighbours with a hearty welcome at his table, and was charitable to the poor, i.
You're the real goods, Saxon, honest to God you are.
It came in my thoughts one morning that I would go to the bank myself, where I had often been to receive the interest of some bills I had, which had interest payable on them, and where I had found a clerk, to whom I applied myself, very honest and just to me, and particularly so fair one time that when I had mistold my money, and taken less than my due, and was coming away, he set me to rights and gave me the rest, which he might have put into his own pocket.
Therefore, it follows necessarily that, if Pandolfo was not in the first rank, he was in the second, for whenever one has judgment to know good and bad when it is said and done, although he himself may not have the initiative, yet he can recognize the good and the bad in his servant, and the one he can praise and the other correct; thus the servant cannot hope to deceive him, and is kept honest.
On the wedding day, we may suppose that honest John Hull dressed himself in a plum-colored coat, all the buttons of which were made of pine-tree shillings.
He said that no doubt his debtor had told the truth, for he believed him to be an honest man and a good Christian, and he himself must have forgotten when and how he had given him back the crowns; and that from that time forth he would make no further demand upon him.
I'll stop in the old place, and I'll serve under Wakem, and I'll serve him like an honest man; there's no Tulliver but what's honest, mind that, Tom,"--here his voice rose,--"they'll have it to throw up against me as I paid a dividend, but it wasn't my fault; it was because there's raskills in the world.