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Definitions for honestly
ˈɒn ɪst lihon·est·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. honestly, candidly, franklyadverb

    (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that

    "honestly, I don't believe it"; "candidly, I think she doesn't have a conscience"; "frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"

  2. honestly, aboveboardadverb

    in an honest manner

    "in he can't get it honestly, he is willing to steal it"; "was known for dealing aboveboard in everything"

Wiktionary

  1. honestlyadverb

    In an honest manner.

    He answered the questions honestly.

  2. honestlyadverb

    Frankly.

    Honestly, I didn't believe a word she said.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Honestlyadverb

    honorably; becomingly; decently

  2. Honestlyadverb

    in an honest manner; as, a contract honestly made; to live honestly; to speak honestly

Freebase

  1. Honestly

    "Honestly" is a song by Zwan. It was the first single from their album, Mary Star of the Sea. The song was written by Billy Corgan. The B-side "Number of the Beast" was used in the opening credits of the 2002 film Spun by director Jonas Åkerlund.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'honestly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1557

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'honestly' in Adverbs Frequency: #356

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of honestly in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of honestly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of honestly in a Sentence

  1. Carly Fiorina:

    Hillary Clinton has spent Hillary Clinton entire life on a quest for power. Hillary Clinton has avoided prosecution more times than El Chapo. Honestly. We've run out of' gates,'.

  2. Alan Lin:

    Austin [Rogers] especially was a big unknown. All I knew is that he had won 12 games and a lot of money, so when I heard I was going up against him in the first round, my goal was honestly just shooting for a wild-card spot. But then I think I played the best game of ‘Jeopardy!’ I’ve ever played and got the lock game, which really helped my confidence, though that confidence promptly deserted me the next day.

  3. African American:

    It colors the perception of who he is and where his alliance lies or there's some question of are things getting covered up, i honestly don't know how much that will impact across the country as he is running for national office.

  4. Ahn Young-chan:

    We have to wait and see, honestly we don't have power. We have no choice but to follow what the authorities tell us.

  5. Faisal Abdullah Obeid:

    We can say honestly and with all transparency that the political class is unqualified to rule the country, and we can say he was the best among them, but we can't say he's answering the demands of the Iraqi people.

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