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English Dictionary: honest by the DICT Development Group
3 results for honest
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent; "honest lawyers"; "honest reporting"
    Synonym(s): honest, honorable
    Antonym(s): dishonest, dishonorable
  2. without dissimulation; frank; "my honest opinion"
  3. 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"
    Synonym(s): dependable, honest, reliable, true(p)
  4. without pretensions; "worked at an honest trade"; "good honest food"
  5. marked by truth; "gave honest answers"; "honest reporting"
  6. not forged; "a good dollar bill"
    Synonym(s): good, honest
  7. gained or earned without cheating or stealing; "an honest wage"; "an fair penny"
    Synonym(s): honest, fair
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Honest \Hon"est\, v. t. [L. honestare to clothe or adorn with
      honor: cf. F. honester. See {Honest}, a.]
      To adorn; to grace; to honor; to make becoming, appropriate,
      or honorable. [Obs.] --Abp. Sandys.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Honest \Hon"est\, a. [OE. honest, onest, OF. honeste, oneste, F.
      honn[88]te, L. honestus, fr. honos, honor, honor. See
      1. Decent; honorable; suitable; becoming. --Chaucer.
                     Belong what honest clothes you send forth to
                     bleaching!                                          --Shak.
      2. Characterized by integrity or fairness and
            straight[?]forwardness in conduct, thought, speech, etc.;
            upright; just; equitable; trustworthy; truthful; sincere;
            free from fraud, guile, or duplicity; not false; -- said
            of persons and acts, and of things to which a moral
            quality is imputed; as, an honest judge or merchant; an
            honest statement; an honest bargain; an honest business;
            an honest book; an honest confession.
                     An honest man's the noblest work of God. --Pope.
                     An honest physician leaves his patient when he can
                     contribute no farther to his health.   --Sir W.
                     Look ye out among you seven men of honest report.
                                                                              --Acts vi. 3.
                     Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
                                                                              --Rom. xii.
      3. Open; frank; as, an honest countenance.
      4. Chaste; faithful; virtuous.
                     Wives may be merry, and yet honest too. --Shak.
      Syn: Upright; ingenuous; honorable; trusty; faithful;
               equitable; fair; just; rightful; sincere; frank; candid;
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