Definition of honestly
- counted the ballots honestly
- food honestly prepared
- honestly, I don't know
Officials counted the votes honestly.
The bank has always dealt honestly with me.
I can honestly say that I have never seen that man before today.
He spoke honestly about the mistakes he had made.
She honestly believes that she has been mistreated.
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: without cheating or lying : in an honest way
: in a genuine way : without pretending
—used to stress that a statement is true
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