What does honesty mean?

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ˈɒn ə stihon·esty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. honesty, honestness(noun)

    the quality of being honest

  2. honesty, silver dollar, money plant, satin flower, satinpod, Lunaria annua(noun)

    southeastern European plant cultivated for its fragrant purplish flowers and round flat papery silver-white seedpods that are used for indoor decoration

Wiktionary

  1. honesty(Noun)

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

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

  2. honesty(Noun)

    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. Honesty(adj)

    honor; honorableness; dignity; propriety; suitableness; decency

  2. Honesty(adj)

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

  3. Honesty(adj)

    chastity; modesty

  4. Honesty(adj)

    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. Sallust:

    They envy the distinction I have won let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    There are no fifty shades of grey for Honesty, Integrity and Truth. Everything is either black or white, and either wrong or right. There is absolutely no twilight zone in the land of Honesty, Integrity and Truth.

  3. Hannah Nixon:

    I am sure you will be guided right in your decision, to place implicit faith in his integrity and honesty. Best wishes from one who has known Richard longer than anyone else. His mother.

  4. Nelson Mandela:

    “As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself... Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.”

  5. Sam Smith:

    Her song 'You Sent Me Flying' is the reason why I sing, at 11 years old, I was belting out 'F**k Me Pumps' and soaking in all the language and honesty.

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