Synonyms for honest
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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes
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 Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote
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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes
Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 2 votes
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
Dictionary of English Synonymes3.0 / 1 vote
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes
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Many people today don't want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing. They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety.
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...
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.
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.
The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it.
Translations for honest
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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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