noun, plural hon·es·ties.
- honest injun,
- honest john,
- honest to god,
- honesty box,
- honesty is the best policy,
- honey ant
Origin of honesty
Examples from the Web for honesty
I think a lot of it has to do with the attitude and the energy behind it and the honesty.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical|Stereo Williams|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There was so much beauty, talent, potential, and most importantly, honesty in your work.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Her followers love her honesty and the popularity of the blog grows.Meet Zoella—The Newbie Author Whose Book Sales Topped J.K. Rowling|Lucy Scholes|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In all honesty she may be handling it better, in terms of not letting it affect her as a person or screw up her life.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush|Sujay Kumar|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And equal to Bunning in decency, honesty, fullness of thought, and forwardly straight talk was Rick Robinson.
This is an admission of honesty on my part, of which my biographer, I hope, will take account.Letters to an Unknown|Prosper Mrime
These facts are related, says the Commentator, as an index to or test of the honesty of metal-workers.Hindu Law and Judicature|Yjnavalkya
His name was synonymous with benevolence, honesty and integrity.Scraps of Biography|Various
Yes—it began with those extravagant notions about honesty in writing his own sermons!Thomas Wingfold, Curate|George MacDonald
Criminals almost persuaded that honesty was the best policy changed their minds.Courts and Criminals|Arthur Train
noun plural -ties
early 14c., "splendor, honor; elegance," later "honorable position; propriety of behavior, good manners; virginity, chastity" (late 14c.), from Old French honesté (Modern French honnêteté), from Latin honestatem (nominative honestas) "honor received from others; reputation, character;" figuratively "uprightness, probity, integrity, virtue," from honestus (see honest). Meaning "moral purity, uprightness, virtue, justness" is from c.1400; in English, the word originally had more to do with honor than honest.