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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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In the end, he made an honest woman of his only sexual partner, Eva Braun.
Instead of asking Paxman if his own common law wife could conduct this interview for Newsnight and while on the subject why hadn't he made an honest woman out of her yet, he batted the question away Blair style.
Goodness knows I don't believe in forcing anyone up the aisle or into the registrar's office, but after eight years, isn't it time you fixed a date and made an honest woman of her?
It's about time I made an honest woman of her after ten years and two kids together," said Simpson, who proposed in front of the BBC TV cameras after knocking out Rasani.
A source told magazine Grazia: "One of his biggest points was that he regretted that he had not made an honest woman of her yet.
But after nearly 35 years of being together - often secretly - Prince Charles finally made an honest woman of the love of his life.