Definition of honesty
Examples of honesty in a Sentence
She is admired for her kindness and her honesty.
He demands honesty from everyone who works for him.
He didn't even have enough honesty to tell me he was leaving.
Recent Examples of honesty from the Web
Organizers said their goal is to demand honesty from President Donald Trump’s administration.
Melissa Trusler sent McAllister a thank-you note for his honesty.
Instead, Comey offers only his honesty (NYT, May 11, 2017).
More than any other Southern politician, Landrieu has expressed this reckoning with the Civil War’s legacy in a newly eloquent honesty.
Mr. Johnson's honesty, humor, and vulnerability were intensely admired by readers, critics, and fellow writers, some of whom mourned him on Twitter.
Johnson's honesty, humor and vulnerability were intensely admired by readers, critics and fellow writers, some of whom mourned him on Twitter.
Johnson’s honesty, humor and vulnerability were intensely admired by readers, critics and fellow writers, some of whom mourned him on Twitter.
In all honesty, this was a much easier problem to solve than trying to hide the GeoTraks.
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Synonym Discussion of honesty
HONESTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of honesty for English Language Learners
: the quality of being fair and truthful : the quality of being honest
HONESTY Defined for Kids
Definition of honesty for Students
: the quality or state of being truthful and fair
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