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honesty


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Honesty  \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. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  The  quality  or  state  of  being  honest;  probity;  fairness 
  and  straightforwardness  of  conduct,  speech,  etc.; 
  integrity;  sincerity;  truthfulness;  freedom  from  fraud  or 
  guile. 
 
  That  we  may  lead  a  quiet  and  peaceable  life  in  all 
  godliness  and  honesty.  --1  Tim.  ii 
  2. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  honesty 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  being  honest  [syn:  {honestness}]  [ant:  {dishonesty}] 
  2:  southeastern  European  plant  cultivated  for  its  fragrant 
  purplish  flowers  and  round  flat  papery  silver-white 
  seedpods  that  are  used  for  indoor  decoration  [syn:  {silver 
  dollar},  {money  plant},  {satin  flower},  {satinpod},  {Lunaria 
  annua}] 




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