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Definitions for honestly
ˈɒn ɪst lihon·est·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. honestly, candidly, frankly(adverb)

    (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, aboveboard(adverb)

    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. honestly(Adverb)

    In an honest manner.

    He answered the questions honestly.

  2. honestly(Adverb)

    Frankly.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Honestly(adverb)

    honorably; becomingly; decently

  2. Honestly(adverb)

    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

How to pronounce honestly?

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    Karen
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How to say honestly in sign language?

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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. Ralph Reed, Executive Director, the Christian Coalition:

    I honestly believe that in my lifetime we will see a country once again governed by Christians...and Christian values. What Christians have got to do is take back this country, one precinct at a time, one neighborhood at a time, and one state at a time.

  2. Van Duyne:

    I quite honestly think I'm pretty much like most Americans who are sick of that fight, they want to move forward. They want to know that there are adults who actually are elected who are willing to work on policy issues that will affect them. And I raised my hand and I got 16 of my fellow freshmen to do the same thing.

  3. Alan Wintermute:

    I think haters are gonna hate. It’s honestly almost entirely ignorant gossip it’s going to sell for a lot of money, and that I think does bring out the competitive instincts in some members of the art community.

  4. Debbie Cox:

    I honestly did not think it was a problem around here.

  5. State Hillary Clinton:

    I was in Germany recovering and had just woken up and I saw [U.S. Ambassador to the UN] Susan Rice mention it as the cause. Honestly, my first thoughts were that this was typical for this administration – spinning the truth.

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