Honestly



[on-ist-lee] /ˈɒn ɪst li/

adverb
1.
in an honest manner.
2.
with honesty.
interjection
3.
(used to express mild exasperation, disbelief, dismay, etc.):
Honestly! I want to finish this work and you keep interrupting.
/ˈɒnɪstlɪ/
adverb
1.
in an honest manner
2.
(intensifier): I honestly don’t believe it
interjection
3.
an expression of disgust, surprise, etc
adv.

mid-14c., from honest + -ly (2). As an intensifier or exclamation, from 1898.

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