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honesty Explained

honesty at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


honesty at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1330, from O.Fr. honest?, from L. honestatem (nom. honestas) "honor, honesty," from honestus (see honest). In Eng., the word originally had more to do with honor than honest. ///

honesty at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U]
1 the quality of being honest: → dishonesty// --a politician of rare honesty and courage//
2 in all honesty: used when telling someone that what you are saying is what you really think// --It was not, in all honesty, a very good start.//

honesty at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

91 Moby Thesaurus words for "honesty":
absolute realism, artlessness, assured probity, authenticity,
blamelessness, bluntness, bona fideness, candor, character,
cleanness, conscientiousness, decency, dependability, directness,
disinterestedness, equitableness, equity, erectness, estimableness,
fairness, forthrightness, frankness, genuineness, good character,
goodness, guilelessness, high ideals, high principles,
high-mindedness, honor, honorableness, immaculacy, impartiality,
inartificiality, incorruption, ingenuousness, integrity,
irreproachability, irreproachableness, justice, justness,
legitimacy, lifelikeness, literalism, literality, literalness,
moral excellence, moral strength, morality, naturalism,
naturalness, nobility, objectivity, openness, outspokenness,
photographic realism, principles, probity, pureness, purity,
realism, realness, rectitude, reliability, reputability,
respectability, righteousness, scrupulousness, sincerity,
stainlessness, straightforwardness, true-to-lifeness,
trustworthiness, truth to nature, truthfulness, unadulteration,
unaffectedness, unfictitiousness, unimpeachability,
unimpeachableness, unspeciousness, unspottedness, unspuriousness,
unsyntheticness, uprightness, upstandingness, veracity,
verisimilitude, virtue, virtuousness, worthiness

honesty at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Veracity): veracity, truthfulness, frankness, truth, sincerity, candor, honesty, fidelity, plain dealing, bona fides , probity.

[N] (Artlessness): artlessness, nature, simplicity, innocence, naivete, candor, sincerity, honesty, plain speaking.

[N] (Honesty): probity, integrity, uprightness, honesty, faith, honor, fairness, justice, equity, impartiality, even-handedness, incorruptibility, trustworthiness.

[N] (Purity): purity, decency, decorum, delicacy, continence, chastity, honesty, virtue, modesty, shame, virginity.

honesty at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U] the quality of being honest:
She answered all my questions with her usual honesty. * His honesty is not in question.
in all honesty used to state a fact or an opinion which, though true, may seem disappointing:
The book isn't, in all honesty, as good as I expected.

HONESTY at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

HONESTY. That principle which requires us to give every one his due. Nul ne
doit slenrichir aux de ens du droit d'autrui.
2. The very object of social order is to promote honesty, and to
restrain dishonesty; to do justice and to prevent injustice. It is no less a
maxim of law than of religion, do unto others as you wish to be done by.

Honesty at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Honesty \Hon"es*ty\, n. [OE. honeste, oneste, honor, OF.
honest['e], onest['e] (cf. F. honn[^e]tet['e]), L. honestas.
See {Honest}, a.]
1. Honor; honorableness; dignity; propriety; suitableness;
decency. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

She derives her honesty and achieves her goodness.

2. The quality or state of being honest; probity; fairness
and straightforwardness of conduct, speech, etc.;
integrity; sincerity; truthfulness; freedom from fraud or

That we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all
godliness and honesty. --1 Tim. ii.

3. Chastity; modesty. --Chaucer.

To lay . . . siege to the honesty of this Ford's
wife. --Shak.

4. (Bot.) Satin flower; the name of two cruciferous herbs
having large flat pods, the round shining partitions of
which are more beautiful than the blossom; -- called also
{lunary} and {moonwort}. {Lunaria biennis} is common
honesty; {L. rediva} is perennial honesty.

Syn: Integrity; probity; uprightness; trustiness;
faithfulness; honor; justice; equity; fairness; candor;
plain-dealing; veracity; sincerity.

honesty at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the quality of being honest [syn: {honestness}] [ant: {dishonesty}]
2: southeastern European plant cultivated for its fragrant
purplish flowers and round flat papery silver-white
seedpods that are used for indoor decoration [syn: {silver
dollar}, {money plant}, {satin flower}, {satinpod}, {Lunaria

honesty at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » fro honesté (French: honnêteté) (honest + -y).


* Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /ˈɒnəsti/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"Qn@sti/
  • Inter: a » GenAm Inter: IPA » /ˈɑːnəsti/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"A:n@sti/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-honesty.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-noun » honesties|-

  • Inter: uncountabl » e The act, quality, or condition of being honest; to be truthful
    1. Any of various crucifers in the genus Inter: taxlink » Lunaria|genus, several of which are grown as ornamentals.


      * dishonesty

      Derived terms

      * honesty is the best policy


      Inter: trans-top » quality of being honest

  • Albanian: ndershmëri {{f}}
  • Catalan: honradesa {{f}}, honestedat {{f}}
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|誠實|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|诚实|tr=chéngshí|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|poctivost|n
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|ærlighed
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|eerlijkheid|f
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|honnêteté|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Ehrlichkeit|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|εντιμότητα|f|tr=entimótita|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|τιμιότητα|f|tr=timiótita|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|χρηστότητα|f|tr=christótita|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|ευσυνειδησία|f|tr=efsynidisía|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|ηθικότητα|f|tr=ithikótita|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|ευθύτητα|f|tr=efthýtita|sc=Grek
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|सच्चाई|tr=saccā'ī|sc=Deva
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|onestà|f, Inter: t+ » it|lealtà|f, Inter: t- » it|correttezza|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|正直|tr=しょうじき, shōjiki
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|정직|tr=jeong-jik|sc=Kore (Inter: t+ » ko|正直|sc=Kore)
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|honestas|f
    • Malay: sathyasandhatha
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|ærlighet|m/{{f}}
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|szczerość|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|honestidade|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|onestitate
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|честность|f|tr=čéstnost', Inter: t+ » ru|добросовестность|f|tr=dobrosovestnost'
    • Scottish Gaelic: ionracas {{m}}, Inter: t- » gd|onair|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|honradez|f, Inter: t+ » es|sinceridad|f, Inter: t+ » es|honestidad
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|ärlighet|c
    • Telugu: నిజాయితి (nijaayiti)
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|dürüstlük
    • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|snat

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » ornamental plant
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Mondviole|f, Inter: t+ » de|Silberblatt|n

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|monnaie dé pape|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: de » honesty
    Translation: et » honesty
    Translation: el » honesty
    Translation: es » honesty
    Translation: eo » honesty
    Translation: fr » honesty
    Translation: ko » honesty
    Translation: hr » honesty
    Translation: io » honesty
    Translation: kn » honesty
    Translation: ku » honesty
    Translation: lo » honesty
    Translation: hu » honesty
    Translation: ml » honesty
    Translation: my » honesty
    Translation: pl » honesty
    Translation: ro » honesty
    Translation: ru » honesty
    Category: simple:honesty -
    Translation: fi » honesty
    Translation: sv » honesty
    Translation: ta » honesty
    Translation: te » honesty
    Translation: vi » honesty
    Translation: zh » honesty