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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Honest  \Hon"est\,  v.  t.  [L.  honestare  to  clothe  or  adorn  with 
  honor:  cf  F.  honester.  See  {Honest},  a.] 
  To  adorn;  to  grace;  to  honor;  to  make  becoming,  appropriate, 
  or  honorable.  [Obs.]  --Abp.  Sandys. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Honest  \Hon"est\,  a.  [OE.  honest,  onest,  OF  honeste,  oneste,  F. 
  honn[^e]te,  L.  honestus  fr  honos,  honor,  honor.  See 
  {Honor}.] 
  1.  Decent;  honorable;  suitable;  becoming.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Belong  what  honest  clothes  you  send  forth  to 
  bleaching!  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Characterized  by  integrity  or  fairness  and 
  straight?forwardness  in  conduct,  thought,  speech,  etc.; 
  upright;  just  equitable;  trustworthy;  truthful;  sincere; 
  free  from  fraud,  guile,  or  duplicity;  not  false;  --  said 
  of  persons  and  acts  and  of  things  to  which  a  moral 
  quality  is  imputed;  as  an  honest  judge  or  merchant;  an 
  honest  statement;  an  honest  bargain;  an  honest  business; 
  an  honest  book;  an  honest  confession. 
 
  An  honest  man's  the  noblest  work  of  God.  --Pope. 
 
  An  honest  physician  leaves  his  patient  when  he  can 
  contribute  no  farther  to  his  health.  --Sir  W. 
  Temple. 
 
  Look  ye  out  among  you  seven  men  of  honest  report. 
  --Acts  vi  3. 
 
  Provide  things  honest  in  the  sight  of  all  men. 
  --Rom.  xii. 
  17. 
 
  3.  Open  frank;  as  an  honest  countenance. 
 
  4.  Chaste;  faithful;  virtuous. 
 
  Wives  may  be  merry,  and  yet  honest  too  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Upright;  ingenuous;  honorable;  trusty;  faithful; 
  equitable;  fair;  just  rightful;  sincere;  frank;  candid; 
  genuine. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  honest 
  adj  1:  not  disposed  to  cheat  or  defraud;  not  deceptive  or 
  fraudulent;  "honest  lawyers";  "honest  reporting";  "an 
  honest  wage";  "honest  weight"  [syn:  {honorable}]  [ant: 
  {dishonest}] 
  2:  without  dissimulation;  frank;  "my  honest  opinion" 
  3:  worthy  of  being  depended  on  "a  dependable  worker";  "an 
  honest  working  stiff";  "a  reliable  source  of  information"; 
  "he  was  true  to  his  word";  "I  would  be  true  for  there  are 
  those  who  trust  me"  [syn:  {dependable},  {reliable},  {true(p)}] 
  4:  free  from  guile;  "his  answer  was  simple  and  honest"  [syn:  {guileless}] 
  5:  without  pretensions;  "worked  at  an  honest  trade";  "good 
  honest  food" 
  6:  habitually  speaking  the  truth;  "an  honest  man";  "a  veracious 
  witness"  [syn:  {veracious}] 
  7:  marked  by  truth;  "gave  honest  answers" 




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