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Synonyms for honest
ˈɒn ɪst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. honest, honorable(adj)

    not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent

    "honest lawyers"; "honest reporting"

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

    Antonyms:
    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. honest(adj)

    without dissimulation; frank

    "my honest opinion"

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

    Antonyms:
    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)(adj)

    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"

    Antonyms:
    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. honest(adj)

    without pretensions

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

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

    Antonyms:
    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. honest(adj)

    marked by truth

    "gave honest answers"; "honest reporting"

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

    Antonyms:
    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, honest(adj)

    not forged

    "a good dollar bill"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    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, fair(adj)

    gained or earned without cheating or stealing

    "an honest wage"; "an fair penny"

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

    Antonyms:
    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

Wiktionary

  1. honest(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    dishonest

  2. honest(adjective)

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

    Antonyms:
    dishonest

  3. honest(adjective)

    an honest account of events; honest reporting

    Antonyms:
    dishonest

  4. honest(adjective)

    an honest mistake

    Antonyms:
    dishonest

  5. honest(adjective)

    an honest scale

    Antonyms:
    dishonest

  6. honest(adjective)

    an honest day's work

    Antonyms:
    dishonest

  7. honest(adjective)

    an honest dollar

    Antonyms:
    dishonest

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. honest

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

    Antonyms:
    dishonest, dishonorable, vicious, improper, wrong, insincere

Editors Contribution

  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  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. honest(a.)

    Synonyms:
    honorable, reputable, creditable, right, proper, equitable

  2. honest(a.)

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

  3. honest(a.)

    Synonyms:
    sincere, candid, frank

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. honest(a)

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

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How to use honest in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct, i've been challenged by so many people and I don't, frankly, have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn't have time, either.

  2. Nick Kyrgios:

    This has honestly been one of my favorite weeks of my life, to be honest. Ive made massive strides, a week to remember.

  3. Ty-Grace Atkinson:

    The prostitute is the only honest woman left in America.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    an honest dictatorship is better as a comparison between a weak and corrupt democracy.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    We also have to be honest about gaps that exists across out country, the inequality that stalks our streets.

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