1. not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent;
2. without dissimulation; frank;
3. worthy of being depended on;
4. free from guile;
5. without pretensions;
6. habitually speaking the truth;
7. marked by truth;
Let's be brutally honest about this: you haven't a hope of succeeding.
He was very honest to tell me his story.
I believe him to be honest.
Faithful [ Frank ; Honest ] words offend the ear but are good for improving one's conduct.
He has an honest face.
I can tell you for certain that I am always honest.
Honest boys despise lies and liars.
I attempted an honest evaluation of my own life.
They implied him to be honest.
The play was about the fall of an honest man.
He is an honest boy.
Although Bill has been in trouble with the police, he earns an honest penny these days by driving a van.
In the eye of his fellows, he was an honest man.
He looks an honest man.
I will warrant him an honest and reliable fellow.
An honest judge cannot be servile to public opinion.
I shall be quite honest with you.
Science means honest , solid knowledge.
He lives by honest labour.
Really honest people are ofter made to feel guilty.
The Party and government institutions should remain honest and clean.
He is always honest.
She was a very honest person who was incapable of dissembling.
Are you being completely honest about your feelings?
She was amoral but honest.
To be honest the house is not quite our style.
Men find it embarrassing to be honest.
I'm not sure, honest.
He came over well — perhaps a little pompous, but nevertheless honest and straightforward.
earn (或 turn) an honest penny
earn money fairly
make an honest woman of
(dated or humorous)marry a woman, especially to avoid scandal if she is pregnant
to be honest
to be honest, I expected to play worse.
keep somebody honest k.
We'll ask her a few questions just to keep her honest.
frank, open, plain, blunt, honest, sincere, straightforward