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honesty

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4 the free expression of one's true feelings and opinions
  • I am speaking with all honesty when I say that your apple pie is the best I've ever tasted

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honesty, honor, integrity, probity mean uprightness of character or action. honesty implies a refusal to lie, steal, or deceive in any way. honor suggests an active or anxious regard for the standards of one's profession, calling, or position. integrity implies trustworthiness and incorruptibility to a degree that one is incapable of being false to a trust, responsibility, or pledge. probity implies tried and proven honesty or integrity.

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The first known use of honesty was in the 14th century

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“Honesty.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/honesty. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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