part of speech: adjective
definition 1: truthful, real or sincere.
- She made an honest attempt to answer their questions.
antonyms: dishonest, insincere, lying
definition 2: not lying or cheating in one’s friendships or business relations.
- I trust her because she has always been honest with me.
synonyms: straight, upright
antonyms: corrupt, crooked, cunning, dirty, dishonest, shady
definition 3: not meant to trick or mislead.
- I assure you, I’m telling the honest truth.
synonyms: authentic, frank, sincere, true, truthful
antonyms: insincere, tricky
definition 4: earned in a fair way.
- He makes an honest wage as a carpenter.
synonyms: fair, just
Word Builder: honest +
honesty: the condition of being honest.
honestly: in an honest way.