|Origin:||honeste, from Latin honestus, from honor; HONOR|
hon‧est S1 W3
someone who is honest always tells the truth and does not cheat or steal [≠ dishonest]:
He was a hard-working, honest man.
Ann had an honest face.
not hiding the truth or the facts about something [= frank]:
Do you want my honest opinion?
an honest answer
Let's be honest: the only reason she married him was for his money.
At least he was honest with you.
She was always very honest about her feelings.
used when you tell someone what you really think:
To be honest, I don't like him very much.
used to try to make someone believe you:
I didn't mean to hurt him, honest!
used to emphasize that something you say is true:
Honest to God, I wasn't there.
honest work is done using your own efforts and without cheating:
I bet he's never done an honest day's work in his life!
I'm just trying to earn an honest living.
honest people are not famous or special, but behave in a good, socially acceptable way:
ordinary good people
She came from a good, honest, working-class background.
to marry a woman because you have had a sexual relationship with her