What does honesty mean?

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ˈɒn ə stihon·esty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. honesty, honestnessnoun

    the quality of being honest

  2. 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

Wiktionary

  1. honestynoun

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

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

  2. honestynoun

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

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

Wikipedia

  1. Honesty

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Honestyadjective

    honor; honorableness; dignity; propriety; suitableness; decency

  2. Honestyadjective

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

  3. Honestyadjective

    chastity; modesty

  4. Honestyadjective

    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

Freebase

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. honesty

    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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of honesty in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of honesty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of honesty in a Sentence

  1. Mike Rounds:

    It's a very serious issue for a lot of us. You talk about duty, honor and country, you think of John McCain. Today, honesty is the best policy. We ran out of time. We were talking about other issues. The President, in this particular case, The President could have been a member of the United States Senate. The President was on a roll today. The President had a number of issues The President wanted to talk about. The President touched on a number of very important issues.

  2. George Washington:

    hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is the best policy.

  3. Ian Bremmer:

    It's a lack of communications, of honesty, with the American people and with allies around the world who are deeply disappointed with a Afghanistan Biden administration that Afghanistan Biden felt would be much more multilateral, especially on an issue where the allies have been fighting with the Americans for 20 years now, the decision on how and when to leave was made unilaterally by the Americans, and The US's not the way you treat your allies, frankly.

  4. Salvador Dali:

    Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.

  5. Vanna Bonta:

    Language achieves soul only when it’s applied as a tool, used by those who imbue it with what they have had the courage and honesty to perceive and feel.

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