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Synonyms for honest
ˈɒn ɪsthon·est

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  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 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.

    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 Antonyms

  1. honest

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

    dishonest, dishonorable, vicious, improper, wrong, insincere

Princeton's WordNet

  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 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. 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 Words

  1. honestadjective

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

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How to use honest in a sentence?

  1. David Pastrnak:

    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.

  2. James Dean:

    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.

  3. Justin Rose:

    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.

  4. Mother Teresa:

    Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.

  5. Glen Almond:

    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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