honest

[ on-ist ]
/ ˈɒn ɪst /

adjective

Origin of honest

1250–1300; Middle English honeste < Middle French < Latin honestus honorable, equivalent to hones- (variant stem of honōs) honor + -tus adj. suffix

Related forms

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British Dictionary definitions for honest

honest

/ (ˈɒnɪst) /

adjective

Derived Forms

honestness, noun

Word Origin for honest

C13: from Old French honeste, from Latin honestus distinguished, from honōs honour
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Idioms and Phrases with honest

honest


In addition to the idioms beginning with honest

  • honest to God

also see:

  • come by (honestly)
  • open (honest) and aboveboard
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