honesty

noun
ADJECTIVE
absolute, complete, total

I always expect total honesty from my employees.

blunt (esp. AmE), brutal, raw, unflinching

‘Don't you love me?’ ‘I don't know,’ she said with brutal honesty.

emotional, intellectual

You need ruthless intellectual honesty about your own skills, weaknesses and motives.

refreshing
VERB + HONESTY
admire, appreciate, value
question

Are you questioning my honesty?

have

She had the honesty to admit her mother was right.

expect, require
PREPOSITION
with honesty

She answered the questions with complete honesty.

honesty about

I appreciate your honesty about this.

PHRASES
honesty and integrity

He has the honesty and integrity to be chairman.

in all honesty, in honesty

In all honesty, the book was not as good as I expected.

Who in honesty can blame her?


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