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honesty

[ on-uh-stee ]
/ ˈɒn ə sti /
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Definition of honesty

noun, plural hon·es·ties.
the quality or fact of being honest; uprightness and fairness.
truthfulness, sincerity, or frankness.
freedom from deceit or fraud.
Botany. a plant, Lunaria annua, of the mustard family, having clusters of purple flowers and semitransparent, satiny pods.
Obsolete. chastity.
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Origin of honesty

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English honeste, from Middle French, from Latin honestās; see honest, -ty2

synonym study for honesty

1. See honor.

OTHER WORDS FROM honesty

o·ver·hon·es·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for honesty

honesty
/ (ˈɒnɪstɪ) /

noun plural -ties
the condition of being honest
sincerity or fairness
archaic virtue or respect
Also called: moonwort, satinpod a purple-flowered SE European plant, Lunaria annua, cultivated for its flattened silvery pods, which are used for indoor decoration: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
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