Honest



[on-ist] /ˈɒn ɪst/

adjective
1.
honorable in principles, intentions, and actions; upright and fair:
an honest person.
2.
showing uprightness and fairness:
honest dealings.
3.
gained or obtained fairly:
honest wealth.
4.
sincere; frank:
an honest face.
5.
genuine or unadulterated:
honest commodities.
6.
respectable; having a good reputation:
an honest name.
7.
truthful or creditable:
honest weights.
8.
humble, plain, or unadorned.
9.
Archaic. chaste; virtuous.
/ˈɒnɪst/
adjective
1.
not given to lying, cheating, stealing, etc; trustworthy
2.
not false or misleading; genuine
3.
just or fair: honest wages
4.
characterized by sincerity and candour: an honest appraisal
5.
without pretensions or artificial traits: honest farmers
6.
(archaic) (of a woman) respectable
7.
honest broker, a mediator in disputes, esp international ones
8.
(interjection) (school slang) honest Injun, genuinely, really
9.
honest to God, honest to goodness

10.
make an honest woman of, to marry (a woman, esp one who is pregnant) to prevent scandal
adj.

c.1300, “respectable, decent, of neat appearance,” also “free from fraud,” from Old French honeste (12c.; Modern French honnête), from Latin honestus “honorable, respected, regarded with honor,” figuratively “deserving honor, honorable, respectable,” from honos (see honor (n.)). Main modern sense of “dealing fairly, truthful” is c.1400, as is sense of “virtuous.” Phrase to make an honest woman of “marry a woman after seduction” is from 1620s.
In addition to the idioms beginning with honest
honest to God

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