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Definition of honest:

  1. Characterized by integrity or fairness and straight/ forwardness in conduct, thought, speech, etc.; upright; just; equitable; trustworthy; truthful; sincere; free from fraud, guile, or duplicity; not false; -- said of persons and acts, and of things to which a moral quality is imputed; as, an honest judge or merchant; an honest statement; an honest bargain; an honest business; an honest book; an honest confession.
  2. Chaste; faithful; virtuous.
  3. Decent; honorable; suitable; becoming.
  4. Open; frank; as, an honest countenance.
  5. To adorn; to grace; to honor; to make becoming, appropriate, or honorable.

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proficient, straight-shooting, bonnie, fairish, heartfelt, unspoiled, well, downright, equitable, clean, salutary, unreserved, straight, hearty, in force, full, unbiased, serious, near, plainspoken, skillful, unprejudiced, see, practiced, truthful, unpretentious, skilful, straight-out, true, ripe, undecomposed, reasonable, in effect, comely, aboveboard, unmannered, artless, open, middling, beneficial, honourable, transparent, average, man-to-man, impartial, reliable, dear, expert, safe, square, guileless, mediocre, sound, dependable, straight-from-the-shoulder, adept, upright, unfeigned, veracious, show, innocent, unspoilt, sightly, secure, just, incorruptible, honorable, bonny, effective.

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