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- (of a person or institution) Scrupulous with regard to telling the truth; not given to swindling, lying, or fraud; upright.
- We're the most honest people you will ever come across.
- Sir W. Temple
- An honest physician leaves his patient when he can contribute no farther to his health.
- (of a statement) True, especially as far as is known by the person making the statement; fair; unbiased.
- an honest account of events; honest reporting
- In good faith; without malice.
- an honest mistake
- (of a measurement device) Accurate.
- an honest scale
- Authentic; full.
- an honest day's work
- Earned or acquired in a fair manner.
- an honest dollar
- Open; frank.
- an honest countenance
- (obsolete) Decent; honourable; suitable; becoming.
- Behold what honest clothes you send forth to bleaching!
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
- (obsolete) Chaste; faithful; virtuous.
- Wives may be merry, and yet honest too.
- See also Wikisaurus:honest
scrupulous with regard to telling the truth
- (obsolete) To adorn or grace; to honour; to make becoming, appropriate, or honourable.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Archbishop Sandys to this entry?)
- Ben Jonson
- You have very much honested my lodging with your presence.
- (colloquial) Honestly; really.
- It wasn’t my fault, honest.
- honest in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- honest in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911