Simple Definition of honest
: good and truthful : not lying, stealing, or cheating
: showing or suggesting a good and truthful character
: not hiding the truth about someone or something : not meant to deceive someone
Full Definition of honest
Examples of honest in a sentence
He says that it's impossible to find an honest politician.
These criminals pose a danger to honest citizens.
He has an honest face.
Just give me an honest answer.
If you want my honest opinion, you should get a job.
To be perfectly honest, I don't want to go.
He gave us a painfully honest account of his childhood.
It was an honest error.
He still goes to the office every morning and puts in an honest day's work.
Origin of honest
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin honestus honorable, from honos, honor honor
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of honest
Definition of honest
1 : in an honest manner : honestly <I have ever found thee honest true — Shakespeare>
2 : with all sincerity <I didn't do it, honest>
First Known Use of honest
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