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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
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Far better that an MP who runs off with his secretary makes an honest woman of her than live in sin.
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