Honest - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɑːnɪst|  American pronunciation of the word honest
Brit.  |ˈɒnɪst|  British pronunciation of the word honest
- without dissimulation; frank
my honest opinion
- worthy of being depended on (syn: dependable, reliable, true)
an honest working stiff
- without pretensions
worked at an honest trade
good honest food
- marked by truth
gave honest answers
honest reporting
- not forged (syn: good)
- gained or earned without cheating or stealing (syn: fair)
an honest wage

Examples

He says that it's impossible to find an honest politician.

These criminals pose a danger to honest citizens.

He has an honest face.

Just give me an honest answer.

If you want my honest opinion, you should get a job.

To be perfectly honest, I don't want to go.

He gave us a painfully honest account of his childhood.

It was an honest error.

He still goes to the office every morning and puts in an honest day's work.

He is honest about this matter with us.

He was a hard-working, honest man.

Ann had an honest face.

Do you want my honest opinion?

Let's be honest: the only reason she married him was for his money.

At least he was honest with you.

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