What does Honesty mean?
Definitions for Honesty
ˈɒn ə stihon·esty
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the quality of being honest
honesty, silver dollar, money plant, satin flower, satinpod, Lunaria annuanoun
southeastern European plant cultivated for its fragrant purplish flowers and round flat papery silver-white seedpods that are used for indoor decoration
The act, quality, or condition of being honest; to be truthful
Any of various crucifers in the genus Lunaria, several of which are grown as ornamentals.
Etymology: From honesté (French: honnêteté) (honest + -y).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Justice; truth; virtue; purity.
Etymology: honnesteté, French; honestas, Latin.
Thou shalt not have thy husband’s lands.
———— Why, then mine honesty shall be my dower. William Shakespeare.
Goodness, as that which makes men prefer their duty and their promise before their passions or their interest, and is properly the object of trust, in our language goes rather by the name of honesty; though what we call an honest man, the Romans called a good man; and honesty in their language, as well as in French, rather signifies a composition of those qualities which generally acquire honour and esteem. William Temple.
Honesty is a facet of moral character that connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with the absence of lying, cheating, theft, etc. Honesty also involves being trustworthy, loyal, fair, and sincere. Honesty is valued in many ethnic and religious cultures. "Honesty is the best policy" is a proverb of Edwin Sandys, while the quote "Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom" is attributed to Thomas Jefferson, as used in a letter to Nathaniel Macon. April 30 is national Honesty Day in the United States. William Shakespeare famously described honesty as an attribute people leave behind when he wrote that "no legacy is so rich as honesty" in act 3 scene 5 of "All's Well that Ends Well."Others have noted, however, that "too much honesty might be seen as undisciplined openness". For example, individuals may be perceived as being "too honest" if they honestly express the negative opinions of others, either without having been asked their opinion, or having been asked in a circumstance where the response would be trivial. This concern manifests in the concept of political correctness, with individuals refraining from expressing their true opinions due to a general societal condemnation of such views. Research has also found that honesty can lead to interpersonal harm because people avoid information about how their honest behavior affects others.
honor; honorableness; dignity; propriety; suitableness; decency
the quality or state of being honest; probity; fairness and straightforwardness of conduct, speech, etc.; integrity; sincerity; truthfulness; freedom from fraud or guile
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
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.
The quality and fact of being honest.
Their honesty was amazing and we all value it.
Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Honesty is ranked #74141 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Honesty surname appeared 261 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Honesty.
78.9% or 206 total occurrences were Black.
11.4% or 30 total occurrences were of two or more races.
7.6% or 20 total occurrences were White.
The numerical value of Honesty in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Honesty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of Honesty in a Sentence
Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration.
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in education these days arises, not from defects in the students,teachers or schools, not from want of equipment or technology, but from the downright ignorance of the nature of honor, virtue and kindness. Sound education... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection of childhood, on unselfish performance of teachers and on accountability and reliability.
Its going to resolve the problem of saturation at the current Mexico City airport , but also be an example of how you can carry out a rational, austere policy based on honesty that needs to establish itself as the way to live and the way to govern in our country.
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- honestedat, honradesaCatalan, Valencian
- Mondviole, Ehrlichkeit, SilberblattGerman
- τιμιότητα, ηθικότητα, χρηστότητα, εντιμότητα, ευθύτητα, ευσυνειδησίαGreek
- honradez, honestidad, sinceridadSpanish
- onair, ionracasScottish Gaelic
- सच्चाई, ईमानदारीHindi
- onestà, correttezza, lealtàItalian
- 정직, 正直Korean
- ærlegdomNorwegian Nynorsk
- uczciwość, szczerośćPolish
- onestitate, pana-zburătoruluiRomanian
- че́стность, добросовестностьRussian
- ärlighet, hederlighetSwedish
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