honesty

  • 1 Honesty — is the human quality of communicating and acting truthfully related to truth as a value. This includes listening, and any action in the human repertoire as well as speaking. Superficially, honesty means simply stating facts and views as best one… …

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  • 2 honesty — honesty, honor, integrity, probity are comparable when meaning uprightness as evidenced in character and actions. Honesty implies refusal to lie, steal, defraud, or deceive {you can rely on his honesty} {he is a man of scrupulous honesty} {this… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 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. [1913 Webster] She derives her… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 honesty — ► NOUN 1) the quality of being honest. 2) a plant with purple or white flowers and round, flat, translucent seed pods. [ORIGIN: so named from its seed pods, translucency symbolizing lack of deceit.] ● honesty is the best policy Cf. ↑honesty is… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 honesty — I noun accuracy, artlessness, authenticity, baldness, bluntness, candidness, candor, conscientiousness, estimableness, exactitude, factualness, fairness, fidelity, fides, frankness, genuineness, guilelessness, high character, high mindedness,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 honesty — (n.) early 14c., splendor, honor; elegance, later honorable position; propriety of behavior, good manners; virginity, chastity (late 14c.), from O.Fr. honesté (Mod.Fr. honnêteté), from L. honestatem (nom. honestas) honor received from others;… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 honesty — [n] truthfulness, candidness bluntness, candor, confidence, conscientiousness, equity, evenhandedness, fairness, faithfulness, fidelity, frankness, genuineness, goodness, honor, impeccability, incorruptibility, integrity, justness, loyalty,… …

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  • 8 honesty — [än′is tē] n. [ME honeste < OFr honesté < L honestas < honestus] 1. the state or quality of being honest; specif., a) Obs. honor b) a refraining from lying, cheating, or stealing; a being truthful, trustworthy, or upright c) sincerity;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 honesty — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ absolute, complete, total ▪ I always expect total honesty from my employees. ▪ blunt (esp. AmE), brutal, raw, unflinching …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 honesty — n. 1) to impugn smb. s honesty 2) honesty in 3) the honesty to + inf. (she had the honesty to report the bribe) * * * [ ɒnɪstɪ] to impugn smb. s honesty honesty in the honesty to + inf. (she had the honesty to report the bribe) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 Honesty 69 — Chartplatzierungen Erklärung der Daten Singles French Kiss   DE 7 04.09.1989 …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 12 honesty — [[t]ɒ̱nɪsti[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Honesty is the quality of being honest. They said the greatest virtues in a politician were integrity, correctness and honesty. ● PHRASE: PHR with cl You say in all honesty when you are saying something that might be …

    English dictionary

  • 13 honesty — hon|es|ty [ anəsti ] noun uncount * an honest way of behaving, speaking, or thinking: There is a refreshing honesty about his work. a. an honest personality: Her honesty was never in question. in all honesty SPOKEN used when telling someone what… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 honesty — noun (plural ties) Date: 14th century 1. obsolete chastity 2. a. fairness and straightforwardness of conduct b. adherence to the facts ; sincerity 3. any of a genus (Lunaria) of European herbs of the mustard family with toothed leaves and flat… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 honesty — hon|es|ty [ˈɔnısti US ˈa:n ] 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… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 honesty — noun (U) 1 the quality of being honest: a politician of rare honesty and courage 2 in all honesty spoken used when telling someone that what you are saying is what you really think: I must add, in all honesty, that I think the task ahead of us… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 honesty */ — UK [ˈɒnɪstɪ] / US [ˈɑnəstɪ] noun [uncountable] a) an honest way of behaving, speaking, or thinking There is a refreshing honesty about his work. b) an honest personality Her honesty was never in question. • in all honesty …

    English dictionary

  • 18 honesty — [ˈɒnɪsti] noun [U] an honest way of behaving, speaking, or thinking She is a woman of honesty and integrity.[/ex] • in all honesty spoken used when telling someone what you really think[/ex] I can t, in all honesty, say that I enjoyed it.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 honesty — /on euh stee/, n., pl. honesties. 1. the quality or fact of being honest; uprightness and fairness. 2. truthfulness, sincerity, or frankness. 3. freedom from deceit or fraud. 4. Bot. a plant, Lunaria annua, of the mustard family, having clusters… …

    Universalium

  • 20 honesty — noun 1) I can attest to his honesty Syn: integrity, uprightness, honorableness, honor, morality, morals, ethics, principles, high principles, righteousness, right mindedness; virtue, goodness, probity, high mindedness, fairness …

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