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Meaning of HONESTY

Pronunciation:  'ânistee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of being honest
  2. [n]  southeastern European plant cultivated for its fragrant purplish flowers and round flat papery silver-white seedpods that are used for indoor decoration

HONESTY is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: honestness, Lunaria annua, money plant, satin flower, satinpod, silver dollar
 Antonyms: dishonesty
 See Also: candidness, candor, candour, forthrightness, frankness, genus Lunaria, good faith, herb, herbaceous plant, incorruptibility, incorruption, incorruptness, integrity, Lunaria, righteousness, scrupulousness, straightness, truthfulness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hon"es*ty\, n. [OE. honeste, oneste, honor, OF.
honest['e], onest['e] (cf. F. honn[^e]tet['e]), L. honestas.
See {Honest}, a.]
1. Honor; honorableness; dignity; propriety; suitableness;
   decency. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

         She derives her honesty and achieves her goodness.

2. The quality or state of being honest; probity; fairness
   and straightforwardness of conduct, speech, etc.;
   integrity; sincerity; truthfulness; freedom from fraud or

         That we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all
         godliness and honesty.                --1 Tim. ii.

3. Chastity; modesty. --Chaucer.

         To lay . . . siege to the honesty of this Ford's
         wife.                                 --Shak.

4. (Bot.) Satin flower; the name of two cruciferous herbs
   having large flat pods, the round shining partitions of
   which are more beautiful than the blossom; -- called also
   {lunary} and {moonwort}. {Lunaria biennis} is common
   honesty; {L. rediva} is perennial honesty.

Syn: Integrity; probity; uprightness; trustiness;
     faithfulness; honor; justice; equity; fairness; candor;
     plain-dealing; veracity; sincerity.

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