[on-ist-lee] /ˈɒn ɪst li/
in an honest manner.
(used to express mild exasperation, disbelief, dismay, etc.):
Honestly! I want to finish this work and you keep interrupting.
in an honest manner
(intensifier): I honestly don’t believe it
an expression of disgust, surprise, etc
mid-14c., from honest + -ly (2). As an intensifier or exclamation, from 1898.
[on-ist-tuh-goo d-nis] /ˈɒn ɪst təˈgʊd nɪs/ adjective 1. real or genuine. adverb 2. really, truly, or genuinely. adjective Genuine; real; no shit: What is certain is the damage of an honest-to-God fight to the finish involving the debt ceiling (1916+)
[on-ist-tuh-goo d-nis] /ˈɒn ɪst təˈgʊd nɪs/ adjective 1. real or genuine. adverb 2. really, truly, or genuinely.
[on-uh-stee] /ˈɒn ə sti/ noun, plural honesties. 1. the quality or fact of being ; uprightness and fairness. 2. truthfulness, sincerity, or frankness. 3. freedom from deceit or fraud. 4. Botany. a plant, Lunaria annua, of the mustard family, having clusters of purple flowers and semitransparent, satiny pods. 5. Obsolete. . /ˈɒnɪstɪ/ noun (pl) -ties […]
- Honesty box
noun 1. a container into which members of the public are trusted to place payments when there is no attendant to collect them