honest

[ on-ist ]
/ ˈɒn ɪst /

adjective

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Origin of honest

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

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British Dictionary definitions for honest

honest
/ (ˈɒnɪst) /

adjective

Derived forms of honest

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

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