honest

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honest

adjective aboveboard, accurate, actual, artless, as represented, authentic, bald, blunt, candid, clean, correct, creditable, decent, downright, earnest, erect, estimable, ethical, evenhanded, exact, factual, fair, fair-dealing, forthright, frank, free from fraud, genuine, guileless, historical, honorable, impartial, impeccable, incapable of deceit, incorrupt, incorruptible, ingenuous, innocent, inviolate, irrepoachable, just, laudable, legal, legitimate, licit, literal, moral, open, outspoken, plain-speaking, principled, probus, proper, pure, reliable, reputable, respectable, right, scrupulous, simplex, sincere, sincerus, sound, stainless, sterling, straightforward, true, true to the facts, truehearted, trustworthy, truthful, unadulterated, unaffected, unassumed, unassuming, unbiased, unbribable, uncolored, uncopied, uncounterfeited, undiluted, undisguising, undissembling, undissimulating, unembroidered, unexaggerated, unfabricated, unfeigned, unfeigning, unfictitious, unperjured, unpretended, unpretending, unsimulated, unsophisticated, unspecious, unsynthetic, unvarnished, valid, veracious, veridical, veritable
Associated concepts: honest belief, honest claim, honest dispute
See also: actual, authentic, bona fide, candid, clean, conscientious, correct, credible, direct, equitable, ethical, factual, fair, faithful, forthright, genuine, high-minded, impartial, incorruptible, ingenuous, irreprehensible, just, law-abiding, meritorious, moral, proper, reliable, reputable, right, rightful, scrupulous, sincere, sterling, straightforward, true, unaffected, upright, veridical