honest

adj.
VERBS
be, seem, sound
ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
scrupulously, truly
absolutely, completely, perfectly, quite, totally
less than, not entirely

I don't think you've been entirely honest with me.

refreshingly
brutally, painfully

Let's be brutally honest about this: you don't have a hope of succeeding.

intellectually
PREPOSITION
about

Try to be honest about how you feel.

in

He is always scrupulously honest in his business activities.

with

My parents were always completely honest with me.

PHRASES
honest enough

She seems honest enough.

to be honest (with you)

To be quite honest with you, I don't think he's the right person for the job.

open and honest

She was totally open and honest about her feelings.

Honest is used with these nouns: ↑answer, ↑appraisal, ↑assessment, ↑broker, ↑citizen, ↑conversation, ↑debate, ↑dialogue, ↑disagreement, ↑discussion, ↑endeavour, ↑face, ↑fashion, ↑feedback, ↑folk, ↑living, ↑look, ↑man, ↑mistake, ↑opinion, ↑toil, ↑truth, ↑work

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Honest — Hon est, a. [OE. honest, onest, OF. honeste, oneste, F. honn[^e]te, L. honestus, fr. honos, honor, honor. See {Honor}.] 1. Decent; honorable; suitable; becoming. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Belong what honest clothes you send forth to bleaching! Shak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Honest — (né au IIIème siècle, mort en 270) est un saint et martyr catholique du IIIe siècle, originaire de Nîmes. Il est fêté le 16 février. Sommaire 1 Hagiographie 2 Reliques 3 Annexes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • honest — [än′ist] adj. [ME < OFr honeste < L honestus < honor, honor] 1. Obs. a) held in respect; honorable b) respectable, creditable, commendable, seemly, etc.: a generalized epithet of commendation 2. that will not lie, cheat, or steal;… …   English World dictionary

  • honest — I adjective aboveboard, accurate, actual, artless, as represented, authentic, bald, blunt, candid, clean, conscientious, correct, creditable, decent, downright, earnest, equitable, erect, estimable, ethical, evenhanded, exact, factual, fair, fair …   Law dictionary

  • honest — ► ADJECTIVE 1) free of deceit; truthful and sincere. 2) fairly earned: an honest living. 3) simple and unpretentious. ► ADVERB informal ▪ genuinely; really. ● make an honest woman of Cf. ↑make an ho …   English terms dictionary

  • Honest — Hon est, v. t. [L. honestare to clothe or adorn with honor: cf. F. honester. See {Honest}, a.] To adorn; to grace; to honor; to make becoming, appropriate, or honorable. [Obs.] Abp. Sandys. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • honest — (adj.) c.1300, respectable, decent, of neat appearance, also free from fraud, from O.Fr. honeste (12c.; Mod.Fr. honnête), from L. honestus honorable, respected, regarded with honor, figuratively deserving honor, honorable, respectable, from honos …   Etymology dictionary

  • honest! — idiom (informal) used to emphasize that you are not lying • I didn t mean it, honest! Main entry: ↑honestidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • Honest — (v. lat.), achtbar, anständig; daher Honestissimus, Hochachtbarer (als Titel). Honestas publica, der gute Ruf …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • honest — *upright, just, conscientious, scrupulous, honorable Analogous words: truthful, veracious (see corresponding nouns at TRUTH): candid, open, plain, *frank: *straightforward, aboveboard, forthright: *fair, equitable, dispassionate, objective… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • honest — [adj] truthful, candid above board, authentic, bona fide*, conscientious, decent, direct, equitable, ethical, fair, fair and square*, forthright, frank, genuine, high minded*, honorable, impartial, ingenuous, just, law abiding*, lay it on the… …   New thesaurus

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