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Definition of Honest

Honest

  1. Decent; honorable; suitable; becoming.
  2. Characterized by integrity or fairness and straight/forwardness in conduct, thought, speech, etc.; upright; just; equitable; trustworthy; truthful; sincere; free from fraud, guile, or duplicity; not false; -- said of persons and acts, and of things to which a moral quality is imputed; as, an honest judge or merchant; an honest statement; an honest bargain; an honest business; an honest book; an honest confession.
  3. Open; frank; as, an honest countenance.
  4. Chaste; faithful; virtuous.
  5. To adorn; to grace; to honor; to make becoming, appropriate, or honorable.

Honest Quotations

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
Thomas A. Edison

Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
Douglas MacArthur

Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question.
Willard Scott

Basically, what I'm saying is there is nothing fake about what I do. I'm up-front, I'm real, I'm honest and I'm open with my feelings.
Christina Aguilera
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Honest Translations

honest in Afrikaans is eerlik
honest in Dutch is eerlijk, eerzaam, degelijk
honest in Finnish is rehellinen
honest in German is ehrlich, ehrenwerte
honest in Italian is onesto
honest in Latin is pia pium, pius
honest in Portuguese is honesto
honest in Spanish is leal, sincero
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