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
References in classic literature ?
The devoutest person could have rendered no greater homage to the efficacy of an honest prayer than he did in this distrust of his wife.
Ay, as honest a keeper as thou art a pious hermit,'' replied the knight, ``I doubt it not.
I had found one of the honest hands--well, here, at that same moment, came news of another.
Next, two men, one apparently a farm labourer, and the other a tailor, for he had a pair of shears in his hand, presented themselves before him, and the tailor said, "Senor governor, this labourer and I come before your worship by reason of this honest man coming to my shop yesterday (for saving everybody's presence I'm a passed tailor, God be thanked), and putting a piece of cloth into my hands and asking me, 'Senor, will there be enough in this cloth to make me a cap?
Consul," remarked the detective, dogmatically, "great robbers always resemble honest folks.
On the other hand, to keep his servant honest the prince ought to study him, honouring him, enriching him, doing him kindnesses, sharing with him the honours and cares; and at the same time let him see that he cannot stand alone, so that many honours may not make him desire more, many riches make him wish for more, and that many cares may make him dread chances.
On the wedding day, we may suppose that honest John Hull dressed himself in a plum-colored coat, all the buttons of which were made of pine-tree shillings.
For I trust my honest wife, Most honest if uncomely to the eye, Hath not with foolish chatterings wearied you, As is the wont of women.
He was the chief purveyor of the Legitimist armies, an honest broker of stores, and enjoyed a great reputation for cleverness.
And the blind man was the first to see him, for he said, "He is an honest man, brothers, and one of like craft to ourselves.
An honest man," repeated he who was addressed as Monseigneur; "do you mean to say that he is an honest man
Because the robber gangs want all the suckers to be honest and respect money.