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[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.
Obsolete. .
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.


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