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honesty

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of honesty

  1. 1 devotion to telling the truth George Washington has gone down in history for his honesty Synonyms of honesty integrity, probity, truthfulness, veracity, verity Words Related to honesty honor, honorableness, incorruptibility, rectitude, righteousness, right-mindedness, scrupulosity, scrupulousness, uprightness; artlessness, candidness, candor, forthrightness, frankness, good faith, guilelessness, ingenuousness, plainspokenness, sincerity, straightforwardness; dependability, reliability, reliableness, trustability, trustiness, trustworthiness; accuracy, objectivity; authenticity, correctness, genuineness, truth; credibility Near Antonyms of honesty artifice, cozenage, crookedness, deception, dissembling, dissimulation, double-dealing, dupery, duplicity, fakery, falseness, falsity, fraudulentness, hypocrisy, insincerity, two-facedness; beguilement, craftiness, cunning, cunningness, furtiveness, guile, indirection, insidiousness, oiliness, perfidy, slickness, slipperiness, slyness, smoothness, treacherousness, trickery, underhandedness, unscrupulousness, wiliness; equivocation, prevarication; exaggeration, inaccuracy Antonyms of honesty deceit, deceitfulness, dishonesty, lying, mendaciousness, mendacity, untruthfulness

  2. 2 conduct that conforms to an accepted standard of right and wrong he's known for his honesty in business dealings Synonyms of honesty character, decency, goodness, morality, integrity, probity, rectitude, righteousness, rightness, uprightness, virtue, virtuousnessWords Related to honesty high-mindedness, honor, incorruptibility, irreproachability, irreproachableness, right-mindedness, scrupulosity, scrupulousness; appropriateness, correctness, decorousness, decorum, etiquette, fitness, propriety, seemliness; ethics, moralsNear Antonyms of honesty impropriety, indecency, indecorum, indiscretion; debauchery, degeneracy, degradation, depravity, perversion, pervertedness, sinfulness; crookedness, dishonesty, underhandedness, unscrupulousness; lowness, meanness, viciousness, vileness; corruptionAntonyms of honesty badness, evil, evildoing, immorality, iniquity, sin, villainy, wickedness

  3. 3 faithfulness to high moral standards she knew she could count on her students' honesty, even if she left the classroom for a few moments during the test Synonyms of honesty honor, integrity, probity, rectitude, righteousness, uprightnessWords Related to honesty blamelessness, character, conscientiousness, decency, fairness, high-mindedness, incorruptibility, irreproachability, irreproachableness, justice, morality, nobility, reputability, respectability, right-mindedness, scrupulousness, virtue, virtuousnessNear Antonyms of honesty corruptibility, corruption, corruptness, debasement, debauchery, decadence, degeneracy, degradation, depravity, disgrace, disgracefulness, disreputableness, dissipatedness, dissipation, dissoluteness, looseness, perversion, pervertedness, profligacy, shamelessness, venality; blameworthiness, criminality, crookedness, dishonesty, immorality, unrighteousness, unscrupulousness; knavery, rascality, roguishness; meanness, reprehensibleness, rottenness, sinfulness, vileness, villainy, wickedness, wretchednessAntonyms of honesty baseness, dishonor, lowness

  4. 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 Synonyms of honesty bluntness, candidness, directness, forthrightness, frankness, candor, openheartedness, openness, outspokenness, plainness, plainspokenness, plumpness, straightforwardness, unguardedness, unreserve, unreservednessWords Related to honesty earnestness, sincerity, sobriety; artlessness, genuineness, naïveté (also naivete or naiveté), simplicity, unsophistication; communicativeness, freedom, license (or licence), uninhibitedeness, unrestrainedness, unrestraintNear Antonyms of honesty circuitousness, evasiveness, secretiveness; inhibition, reserve, restraint, reticence, shyness; diplomacy, tactAntonyms of honesty dissembling, dissimulation, indirection

Synonym Discussion of honesty

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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