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Synonyms for honest
ˈɒn ɪsthon·est

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. honestadjective


  2. honestadjective

    We're the most honest people you will ever come across.


  3. honestadjective

    an honest account of events; honest reporting


  4. honestadjective

    an honest mistake


  5. honestadjective

    an honest scale


  6. honestadjective

    an honest day's work


  7. honestadjective

    an honest dollar


English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. honest

    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.

    candid, equitable, fair, faithful, frank, genuine, good, honorable, ingenuous, just, sincere, straightforward, true, trustworthy, trusty, upright

    deceitful, dishonest, disingenuous, faithless, false, fraudulent, hypocritical, lying, mendacious, perfidious, traitorous, treacherous, unfaithful, unscrupulous, untrue

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes

  1. honest

    honorable, upright, virtuous, proper, right, sincere, conscientious

    dishonest, dishonorable, vicious, improper, wrong, insincere

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 2 votes

  1. honest, honorableadjective

    not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent

    "honest lawyers"; "honest reporting"

    fair, respectable, dependable, true(p), good, ethical, honorable, honourable, estimable, reliable

    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

  2. honestadjective

    without dissimulation; frank

    "my honest opinion"

    honorable, good, true(p), dependable, reliable, fair

    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

  3. 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

  4. honestadjective

    without pretensions

    "worked at an honest trade"; "good honest food"

    honorable, good, true(p), dependable, reliable, fair

    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

  5. honestadjective

    marked by truth

    "gave honest answers"; "honest reporting"

    honorable, good, true(p), dependable, reliable, fair

    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

  6. good, honestadjective

    not forged

    "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

  7. honest, fairadjective

    gained or earned without cheating or stealing

    "an honest wage"; "an fair penny"

    just, mediocre, reasonable, fair(a), dependable, honorable, middling, comely, reliable, true(p), bonny, average, good, sightly, clean, fair, fairish, bonnie

    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

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. abovevoard

    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  
  2. trusthnoun


    Submitted by topsin_t on September 23, 2023  

Dictionary of English Synonymes3.0 / 1 vote

  1. honestadjective

    honorable, reputable, creditable, right, proper, equitable

  2. honestadjective

    upright, virtuous, conscientious, just, true, fair, faithful, trusty, trustworthy, as good as one's word

  3. honestadjective

    sincere, candid, frank

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. honestadjective

    honorable, reputable, upright, sincere, guileless, ingenuous, incorruptible

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  1. Louis Kronenberger:

    Many people today don't want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing. They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety.

  2. Samuel Smiles:

    It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one but the success will be of a truer kind, earned without fraud or injustice. And even though a man should for a time be unsuccessful, still he must be honest better lose all and save character. For character is itself a fortune...

  3. Charles Peguy:

    The honest man must be a perpetual renegade, the life of an honest man a perpetual infidelity. For the man who wishes to remain faithful must take himself perpetually unfaithful to all the continual, successive, indefatigable, renascent errors.

  4. Utah John Krasinski:

    I promised myself I wanted to do a movie that would be singular to my story telling, but if I did it, it would have to be something that I would have a take on that no one else would have, so I was really proud of this job, but to me it was all about the story. I think Jim [Strouse] wrote a really realistic and a very honest take on what family is… He writes real honest people and real honest situations that you have to live through, and that’s what life is. Life isn't simple and predictable; it’s actually very messy.

  5. G. K. Chesterton:

    The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it.

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