Scrupulous with regard to telling the truth; not given to swindling, lying, or fraud; upright. (adjective)
True, especially as far as is known by the person making the statement; fair; unbiased. (adjective)
In good faith; without malice. (adjective)
Authentic; full. (adjective)
Earned or acquired in a fair manner. (adjective)
To adorn or grace; to honour; to make becoming, appropriate, or honourable. (verb)
Examples of word honest
Â’ My conscience says, Â‘No; take heed, honest Launcelot; take heed, honest Gobbo; Â’ or, as aforesaid, Â‘honest Launcelot Gobbo; do not run; scorn running with thy heels.
When you're dealin 'with an honest event -- _honest_, mind you -- as goes on year after year between two parties both ekally set on winnin', the only way to get real satisfaction is to pick your fancy an 'go on backin' it.
"There are several men that I _believe_ to be honest," returned the owner of the bungalow, "yet only one that I know to be _honest_, and who possesses at the same time the judgment to undertake a mission like the one I have been telling you about."
Not only would they all stay here, but they would become honest -- these hardened rogues, who a few weeks before were wont to use the words _honest_ and _stupid_ as synonyms.
_very_ honest, or _exceedingly_ just, for the words _honest_ and _just_, literally admit of no comparison.