Honest

Definition of Honest

Hon´est
a.1.Decent; honorable; suitable; becoming.
2.Characterized by integrity or fairness and straightforwardness in conduct, thought, speech, etc.; upright; just; equitable; trustworthy; truthful; sincere; free from fraud, guile, or duplicity; not false; - said of persons and acts, and of things to which a moral quality is imputed; as, an honest judge or merchant; an honest statement; an honest bargain; an honest business; an honest book; an honest confession.
An honest man's the noblest work of God.
- Pope.
Look ye out among you seven men of honest report.
- Acts vi. 3.
Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
- Rom. xii. 17.
3.Open; frank; as, an honest countenance.
4.Chaste; faithful; virtuous.
Wives may be merry, and yet honest too.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To adorn; to grace; to honor; to make becoming, appropriate, or honorable.

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