[on-uh-stee] /ˈɒn ə sti/
noun, plural honesties.
the quality or fact of being ; uprightness and fairness.
truthfulness, sincerity, or frankness.
freedom from deceit or fraud.
Botany. a plant, Lunaria annua, of the mustard family, having clusters of purple flowers and semitransparent, satiny pods.
noun (pl) -ties
the condition of being honest
sincerity or fairness
(archaic) virtue or respect
Also called moonwort, satinpod. a purple-flowered SE European plant, Lunaria annua, cultivated for its flattened silvery pods, which are used for indoor decoration: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
early 14c., “splendor, honor; elegance,” later “honorable position; propriety of behavior, good manners; virginity, chastity” (late 14c.), from Old French honesté (Modern French honnêteté), from Latin honestatem (nominative honestas) “honor received from others; reputation, character;” figuratively “uprightness, probity, integrity, virtue,” from honestus (see honest). Meaning “moral purity, uprightness, virtue, justness” is from c.1400; in English, the word originally had more to do with honor than honest.
- 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
- Honesty is the best policy
Honesty is more effective than dishonest scheming. This saying appears in Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes.
[hohn-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈhoʊnˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/ noun 1. any plant of the genus Cryptotaenia, of the parsley family, especially C. canadensis, having clusters of small white flowers. /ˈhəʊnˌwɜːt/ noun 1. a European umbelliferous plant, Trinia glauca, with clusters of small white flowers 2. any of several similar and related plants
[huhn-ee] /ˈhʌn i/ noun, plural honeys. 1. a sweet, viscid fluid produced by bees from the nectar collected from flowers, and stored in nests or hives as food. 2. this substance as used in cooking or as a spread or sweetener. 3. the nectar of flowers. 4. any of various similarly sweet, viscid products produced […]