honest person


honest person
trustworthy individual, truthful person, candid person

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • honest — /ˈɒnəst / (say onuhst) adjective 1. honourable in principles, intentions, and actions; upright: an honest person. 2. showing uprightness and fairness: honest methods. 3. acquired fairly: honest money. 4. open; sincere: an honest face. 5. genuine… …   Australian English dictionary

  • honest — honestness, n. /on ist/, adj. 1. honorable in principles, intentions, and actions; upright and fair: an honest person. 2. showing uprightness and fairness: honest dealings. 3. gained or obtained fairly: honest wealth. 4. sincere; frank: an honest …   Universalium

  • Honest Abe — noun A forthright and honest person. , What we need to restore faith in government is an Honest Abe …   Wiktionary

  • honest broker — honest brokers N COUNT: usu sing If a person or country acts as an honest broker, they try to help people resolve a dispute or arrange a deal by talking to all sides and finding out what they want, without favouring any one side. Canada s prime… …   English dictionary

  • honest broker — noun count a person, group, or country that serves as a MEDIATOR to help other people reach an agreement …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • honest — hon|est [ anəst ] adjective ** 1. ) a person who is honest does not tell lies or cheat people, and obeys the law: Most young people are decent and honest. an honest man honest about: I haven t been completely honest about my past experience.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • honest */*/ — UK [ˈɒnɪst] / US [ˈɑnəst] adjective Metaphor: Being honest and moral is like being in a high position. Being dishonest and immoral is like being low down. She has very high/low standards. ♦ The president took the moral high ground. ♦ They are… …   English dictionary

  • honest — [[t]ɒ̱nɪst[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as honest, you mean that they always tell the truth, and do not try to deceive people or break the law. My dad was the most honest man I ever met... I know she s honest and reliable.… …   English dictionary

  • honest — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem, sound ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ scrupulously …   Collocations dictionary

  • honest*/ — [ˈɒnɪst] adj 1) a person who is honest does not tell lies or cheat people, and obeys the law Ant: dishonest an honest man[/ex] 2) telling the truth, or not cheating people I want you to give me an honest answer.[/ex] I gave her the wrong amount… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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