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1honest/ˈɑːnəst/adjective
1honest
/ˈɑːnəst/
adjective
Learner's definition of HONEST  
[more honest; most honest]
: good and truthful : not lying, stealing, or cheating
— opposite dishonest
   b  : showing or suggesting a good and truthful character
— opposite dishonest
: not hiding the truth about someone or something : not meant to deceive someone
— opposite dishonest
: not deserving blame : not done with the intent of hurting or harming anyone
   b  : done using your own work or effort : not gotten by cheating, lying, etc.
: plain and good : not fancy

make an honest woman of (someone)

old-fashioned + humorousormake (someone) an honest woman
: to marry (a woman, especially a woman you have already had sex with)
2honest/ˈɑːnəst/adverb
2honest
/ˈɑːnəst/
adverb
Learner's definition of HONEST  
informal
— used to stress that a statement is true — sometimes used in the phrases honest to God or honest to goodness
— see also honest-to-goodness
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