Honesty definition

ŏnĭ-stē
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The quality or condition of being honest; integrity.
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Truthfulness; sincerity.

In all honesty.

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The state or quality of being honest.
  • (obs.) Honor.
  • A refraining from lying, cheating, or stealing; a being truthful, trustworthy, or upright.
  • Sincerity; fairness; straightforwardness.
  • (archaic) Chastity.
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Any of a genus (Lunaria) of plants of the crucifer family, with purple and white flowers and large, flat, oval pods; esp., a plant (L. annua) whose pods are used in winter bouquets.
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(archaic) Chastity.
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(botany) A Eurasian plant (Lunaria annua) in the mustard family, cultivated for its fragrant purplish flowers and round, flat, papery, silver-white seedpods.
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The definition of honesty is the quality of being truthful.

An example of honesty is telling the truth even after doing something wrong.

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(uncountable) The act, quality, or condition of being honest.
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Any of various crucifers in the genus Lunaria, several of which are grown as ornamentals.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
honesty
Plural:
honesties

Origin of honesty

  • From Old French honesté (French: honnêteté) (honest + -y).

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