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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Honestlyadverb

    Etymology: from honest.

    It doth make me tremble,
    There should those spirits yet breathe, that when they cannot
    Live honestly, would rather perish basely. Ben Jonson, Catil.

    For some time past all endeavours or proposals from private persons to advance the publick service, however honestly and innocently designed, have been called flying in the king’s face. Jonathan Swift.

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. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    All truly wise thoughts have been thoughts already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.

  2. 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.

  3. Kerry Stutzman:

    I honestly never had a chance to build that adult relationship with her.

  4. Keishia Thorpe:

    I would say track and field was my savior, because if I didn't get a track scholarship, honestly, I don't know what the trajectory of my life would have been today.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I don't like talking about it anymore, because honestly I have my own feelings.

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