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Adjective: honest  ó-nist
  1. Not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
    "honest reporting"; "honest lawyers";
    - honorable [US], honourable [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. Without dissimulation; frank
    "my honest opinion"
     
  3. Worthy of being depended on
    "an honest working stiff";
    - dependable, reliable, true
     
  4. Without pretensions
    "worked at an honest trade"; "good honest food"
     
  5. Marked by truth
    "gave honest answers"; "honest reporting"
     
  6. Not forged
    - good
     
  7. Gained or earned without cheating or stealing
    "an honest wage";
    - fair

See also: artless, direct, downright, echt, equitable, genuine, honorable [US], honourable [Brit, Cdn], ingenuous, just, open-faced, sincere, square, straight, true, trustable, trustworthy, trusty, truthful, unpretentious

Antonym: dishonest

Encyclopedia: Honest