plain dealing

  1. direct and honest conduct in one's relations and transactions with others.

Origin of plain dealing

First recorded in 1560–70

Words Nearby plain dealing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use plain dealing in a sentence

  • The Court was full of excitement to learn what would be the fate of this plain-dealing and fearless bishop.

  • Kate knew this was not plain dealing, and hated herself for it, but she was tired of being scolded, and consented!

    Countess Kate | Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Diognetus taught me tobear freedom and plain dealing in others, and gave me a taste for philosophy.

  • The woman hung her head down, but betrayed some emotions of dislike at the plain dealing used towards her.

    The Annals of the Poor | Legh Richmond
  • I was startled with this plain-dealing; yet, there was something about the manner of the man that prevented my being displeased.

    Miles Wallingford | James Fenimore Cooper