Definitions for Honestyˈɒn ə sti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hon•es•ty*ˈɒn ə sti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. uprightness; integrity; trustworthiness.

  2. truthfulness, sincerity, or frankness.

  3. freedom from deceit or fraud.

  4. a plant, Lunaria annua, of the mustard family, having clusters of purple flowers and semitransparent satiny pods.

    Category: Plants

  5. Obs. chastity.

* Syn: See honor.

Origin of honesty:

1300–50; ME honeste < MF < L honestās, irreg. der. of honestus. See honest , -ty2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. honesty, honestness(noun)

    the quality of being honest

  2. honesty, silver dollar, money plant, satin flower, satinpod, Lunaria annua(noun)

    southeastern European plant cultivated for its fragrant purplish flowers and round flat papery silver-white seedpods that are used for indoor decoration

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. honesty(noun)ˈɒn ə sti

    ≠ dishonesty

    honesty and integrity


  1. honesty(Noun)

    The act, quality, or condition of being honest; to be truthful

  2. honesty(Noun)

    Any of various crucifers in the genus Lunaria, several of which are grown as ornamentals.

  3. Origin: From honesté (French: honnêteté) (honest + -y).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Honesty(adj)

    honor; honorableness; dignity; propriety; suitableness; decency

  2. Honesty(adj)

    the quality or state of being honest; probity; fairness and straightforwardness of conduct, speech, etc.; integrity; sincerity; truthfulness; freedom from fraud or guile

  3. Honesty(adj)

    chastity; modesty

  4. Honesty(adj)

    satin flower; the name of two cruciferous herbs having large flat pods, the round shining partitions of which are more beautiful than the blossom; -- called also lunary and moonwort. Lunaria biennis is common honesty; L. rediva is perennial honesty


  1. Honesty

    Honesty refers to a facet of moral character and connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness and straightforwardness along with the absence of lying, cheating or theft. Honesty is revered in many cultures and religions. Honesty means being truthful, trustworthy, loyal, fair and sincere. Honesty also means straight forward conduct. "Honesty is the best policy" is a proverb of unknown origin. "Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom."- Thomas Jefferson.

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Surely, if you own up to something, you should be praised for your honesty, not punished.

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