Synonyms & Antonyms of honesty

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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How does the noun honesty contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of honesty are honor, integrity, and probity. While all these words mean "uprightness of character or action," honesty implies a refusal to lie, steal, or deceive in any way.

When is honor a more appropriate choice than honesty?

While the synonyms honor and honesty are close in meaning, honor suggests an active or anxious regard for the standards of one's profession, calling, or position.

When would integrity be a good substitute for honesty?

The meanings of integrity and honesty largely overlap; however, integrity implies trustworthiness and incorruptibility to a degree that one is incapable of being false to a trust, responsibility, or pledge.

When could probity be used to replace honesty?

While in some cases nearly identical to honesty, 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.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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