honest honest  /ˈɑ nəst/


  1. (adj) not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
  2. (adj) without dissimulation; frank
  3. (adj) worthy of being depended on
  4. (adj) without pretensions
  5. (adj) marked by truth
  6. (adj) not forged
  7. (adj) gained or earned without cheating or stealing


  1. He was also the most honest comedian I've ever seen.
  2. He's the thinking man's slacker, but his prose is a force multiplierlucid, honest and unhampered by neurotic self-loathing.
  3. Slaughterhouse-Five is a cynical novel, but beneath the bitter, grim-jawed humor is a desperate, painfully honest attempt to confront the monstrous crimes of the 20th century.


  1. Missing Mr. Bobo

    To be just downright honest, I never expected to miss him this much. And, if the deeper truth be told, perhaps it isn’t just the loss of a singular man, though great and admirable he was. Maybe it’s the combined losses of those three who sat together on the church pew in the third row. Perhaps that’s what makes the grief so profound and long lasting. read more
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Fayette Citizen

  2. Morning Report: Jose Aldo agrees Anthony Pettis is 'cutting in line,' intends to challenge for lightweight belt with win

    Let's be honest with each other for a second. The UFC featherweight division is kind of a mess. Don't get me wrong, Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis is a monster fight. Two world class, hyper-athletic, insanely creative martial artists locked inside a cage for 25 minutes. I'm all for that. But like Chan Sung Jung mentioned last week, and Ricardo Lamas voiced prior, the bout doesn't really make much ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  3. Honest Mike Mulgrew

    Give Michael Mulgrew credit for one of the few honest assessments about what’s going on in this year’s mayoral race. “We’re not about picking a mayor,” the union boss told the New York Observer. “We’re about making a mayor, making the winner. And that’s what...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: New York Post


  1. "To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who've been honoured by this prize," Obama said. "But I also know that this prize reflects the kind of world that those men and women...
    on Oct 10, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Toronto Star

  2. "I'ma little gutted to be honest," he told reporters in Johannesburg. "I don't know how they stole that last goal from us. I'm not sure what the call was. He wouldn't tell us what the call was."
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Donovan Source: New York Times (blog)

  3. "This episode represents a calculated and deliberate attempt to avoid longstanding rules designed to encourage fair play and promote honest competition on the playing field," Goodell wrote.
    on Sep 13, 2007 By: Roger Goodell Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Word of the Day
propriety propriety
/prə ˈpraɪ ə ti /