To give honest measure.
Honest wages for an honest day's work.
An example of honest is someone telling their friend that a meal they prepared had too much salt.
An example of honest is a student admitting they cheated on a test.
An honest effort.
An honest living.
An honest critique.
An honest face.
An honest countenance.
An honest lawyer.
Other Word Forms
Origin of honest
- Middle English from Old French honeste from Latin honestus honorable from honor honor (earlier honōs)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition