Synonyms for honest
This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term honest.
We're the most honest people you will ever come across.
an honest account of events; honest reporting
an honest mistake
an honest scale
an honest day's work
an honest dollar
English Synonyms and Antonyms
One who is honest in the ordinary sense acts or is always disposed to act with careful regard for the rights of others, especially in matters of business or property; one who is honorable scrupulously observes the dictates of a personal honor that is higher than any demands of mercantile law or public opinion, and will do nothing unworthy of his own inherent nobility of soul. The honest man does not steal, cheat, or defraud; the honorable man will not take an unfair advantage that would be allowed him, or will make a sacrifice which no one could require of him, when his own sense of right demands it. One who is honest in the highest and fullest sense is scrupulously careful to adhere to all known truth and right even in thought. In this sense honest differs from honorable as having regard rather to absolute truth and right than to even the highest personal honor. Compare CANDID; JUSTICE.
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not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
"honest lawyers"; "honest reporting"
unjust, roguish, pretentious, Janus-faced, untruthful, double-tongued, deceptive, shoddy, rascally, picaresque, scoundrelly, two-faced, dishonest, false, double-faced, deceitful, dishonorable, counterfeit, fraudulent, imitative, misleading, untrustworthy, duplicitous, thieving(a), inequitable, double-dealing, thievish, insincere, beguiling, blackguardly, fallacious, untrusty, ambidextrous
without dissimulation; frank
"my honest opinion"
untruthful, deceitful, misleading, unjust, beguiling, double-faced, fraudulent, untrusty, dishonorable, insincere, thievish, ambidextrous, roguish, pretentious, imitative, false, scoundrelly, blackguardly, deceptive, rascally, two-faced, Janus-faced, double-tongued, double-dealing, shoddy, untrustworthy, inequitable, duplicitous, counterfeit, picaresque, thieving(a), fallacious, dishonest
dependable, honest, reliable, true(p)adjective
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"
dishonorable, beguiling, rascally, misleading, double-dealing, unjust, ambidextrous, two-faced, fallacious, scoundrelly, insincere, deceitful, thievish, Janus-faced, counterfeit, false, dishonest, inequitable, untrustworthy, shoddy, untrusty, roguish, blackguardly, untruthful, thieving(a), imitative, duplicitous, picaresque, double-faced, double-tongued, deceptive, fraudulent, pretentious
"worked at an honest trade"; "good honest food"
untrustworthy, inequitable, double-faced, blackguardly, beguiling, picaresque, roguish, fallacious, deceptive, deceitful, dishonest, two-faced, untruthful, dishonorable, false, unjust, Janus-faced, insincere, pretentious, thievish, untrusty, rascally, double-dealing, shoddy, thieving(a), ambidextrous, fraudulent, misleading, duplicitous, imitative, double-tongued, counterfeit, scoundrelly
marked by truth
"gave honest answers"; "honest reporting"
misleading, blackguardly, thieving(a), duplicitous, scoundrelly, untrusty, double-faced, roguish, insincere, rascally, ambidextrous, counterfeit, inequitable, deceptive, deceitful, pretentious, dishonest, imitative, untrustworthy, thievish, untruthful, shoddy, two-faced, fallacious, double-dealing, picaresque, Janus-faced, unjust, dishonorable, fraudulent, double-tongued, false, beguiling
"a good dollar bill"
dear, good, beneficial, in effect(p), unspoiled, skillful, sound, secure, serious, effective, true(p), salutary, upright, reliable, in force(p), skilful, practiced, dependable, estimable, expert, just, proficient, full, respectable, undecomposed, unspoilt, fair, ripe, safe, adept, honorable, well(p), right, near
insincere, beguiling, double-dealing, untrustworthy, duplicitous, unjust, scoundrelly, untrusty, shoddy, untruthful, pretentious, dishonorable, ambidextrous, double-faced, inequitable, dishonest, Janus-faced, double-tongued, misleading, deceitful, two-faced, counterfeit, false, thieving(a), picaresque, roguish, fallacious, blackguardly, fraudulent, imitative, thievish, deceptive, rascally
gained or earned without cheating or stealing
"an honest wage"; "an fair penny"
double-tongued, ambidextrous, untruthful, thievish, scoundrelly, insincere, dishonorable, deceitful, inequitable, two-faced, double-dealing, untrusty, picaresque, blackguardly, thieving(a), fraudulent, dishonest, deceptive, duplicitous, pretentious, unjust, rascally, untrustworthy, double-faced, fallacious, false, misleading, counterfeit, roguish, beguiling, imitative, Janus-faced, shoddy
aboveboard is used as adjective and adverb both, which means in a straightforward manner or free from all traces of deceit or duplicity
his business dealing was aboveboard.Submitted by gautamavinash03 on December 2, 2020
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How to use honest in a sentence?
We've played in some loud buildings this playoffs, and to be honest for me it's kind of motivation, we were really excited. The first period was a big start for us, and we had big goals.
Trust and belief are two prime considerations. You must not allow yourself to be opinionated. You must say, ‘Wait. Let me see.’ And above all, you must be honest with yourself.
Right now, I think it's probably as strong a chance as we've had, maybe even ever, listen, the lads can do it. We've all grown up playing lots of links golf to be honest with you, and yeah, it should be a style of golf that we all relish.
Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.
I wanted to vote in the worst damn way, i'll be honest with you : I really want to vote against President Trump. President Trump was President Trump.
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- نزيه, صادقArabic
- aufrichtig, ehrlichGerman
- τίμιος, έντιμοςGreek
- honesto, sinceroSpanish
- ionraic, ceartScottish Gaelic
- sómakær, réttsýnn, heiðarlegur, ráðvandur, heiðarlega fenginnIcelandic
- onesta, onestoItalian
- 正直, 誠実Japanese
- uczciwy, szczeryPolish
- sincera, sincero, honesto, honestaPortuguese
- cinstit, onestRomanian
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