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Synonyms for honestˈɒn ɪst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. honest, honorable(adj)

    not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent

    Synonyms:
    fair, respectable, dependable, true(p), good, ethical, honest, honorable, honourable, estimable, reliable

    Antonyms:
    unjust, roguish, pretentious, Janus-faced, untruthful, double-tongued, deceptive, shoddy, rascally, picaresque, scoundrelly, two-faced, dishonest, false, double-faced, deceitful, dishonorable, counterfeit, fraudulent, imitative, misleading, untrustworthy, duplicitous, thieving(a), inequitable, double-dealing, thievish, insincere, beguiling, blackguardly, fallacious, untrusty, ambidextrous

  2. honest(adj)

    without dissimulation; frank

    Synonyms:
    honorable, good, true(p), dependable, reliable, fair

    Antonyms:
    untruthful, deceitful, misleading, unjust, beguiling, double-faced, fraudulent, untrusty, dishonorable, insincere, thievish, ambidextrous, roguish, pretentious, imitative, false, scoundrelly, blackguardly, deceptive, rascally, two-faced, Janus-faced, double-tongued, double-dealing, shoddy, untrustworthy, inequitable, duplicitous, counterfeit, picaresque, thieving(a), fallacious, dishonest

  3. dependable, honest, reliable, true(p)(adj)

    worthy of being depended on

    Antonyms:
    dishonorable, beguiling, rascally, misleading, double-dealing, unjust, ambidextrous, two-faced, fallacious, scoundrelly, insincere, deceitful, thievish, Janus-faced, counterfeit, false, dishonest, inequitable, untrustworthy, shoddy, untrusty, roguish, blackguardly, untruthful, thieving(a), imitative, duplicitous, picaresque, double-faced, double-tongued, deceptive, fraudulent, pretentious

  4. honest(adj)

    without pretensions

    Synonyms:
    honorable, good, true(p), dependable, reliable, fair

    Antonyms:
    untrustworthy, inequitable, double-faced, blackguardly, beguiling, picaresque, roguish, fallacious, deceptive, deceitful, dishonest, two-faced, untruthful, dishonorable, false, unjust, Janus-faced, insincere, pretentious, thievish, untrusty, rascally, double-dealing, shoddy, thieving(a), ambidextrous, fraudulent, misleading, duplicitous, imitative, double-tongued, counterfeit, scoundrelly

  5. honest(adj)

    marked by truth

    Synonyms:
    honorable, good, true(p), dependable, reliable, fair

    Antonyms:
    misleading, blackguardly, thieving(a), duplicitous, scoundrelly, untrusty, double-faced, roguish, insincere, rascally, ambidextrous, counterfeit, inequitable, deceptive, deceitful, pretentious, dishonest, imitative, untrustworthy, thievish, untruthful, shoddy, two-faced, fallacious, double-dealing, picaresque, Janus-faced, unjust, dishonorable, fraudulent, double-tongued, false, beguiling

  6. good, honest(adj)

    not forged

    Synonyms:
    dear, good, beneficial, in effect(p), unspoiled, skillful, sound, secure, serious, effective, true(p), salutary, upright, reliable, in force(p), skilful, practiced, dependable, estimable, expert, just, proficient, full, honest, respectable, undecomposed, unspoilt, fair, ripe, safe, adept, honorable, well(p), right, near

    Antonyms:
    insincere, beguiling, double-dealing, untrustworthy, duplicitous, unjust, scoundrelly, untrusty, shoddy, untruthful, pretentious, dishonorable, ambidextrous, double-faced, inequitable, dishonest, Janus-faced, double-tongued, misleading, deceitful, two-faced, counterfeit, false, thieving(a), picaresque, roguish, fallacious, blackguardly, fraudulent, imitative, thievish, deceptive, rascally

  7. honest, fair(adj)

    gained or earned without cheating or stealing

    Synonyms:
    just, mediocre, reasonable, fair(a), dependable, honorable, middling, comely, reliable, true(p), bonny, average, good, sightly, clean, fair, fairish, bonnie, honest

    Antonyms:
    double-tongued, ambidextrous, untruthful, thievish, scoundrelly, insincere, dishonorable, deceitful, inequitable, two-faced, double-dealing, untrusty, picaresque, blackguardly, thieving(a), fraudulent, dishonest, deceptive, duplicitous, pretentious, unjust, rascally, untrustworthy, double-faced, fallacious, false, misleading, counterfeit, roguish, beguiling, imitative, Janus-faced, shoddy

Wiktionary

  1. honest(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    dishonest

  2. honest(adjective)

    Scrupulous with regard to telling the truth; not given to swindling, lying, or fraud; upright.

    Antonyms:
    dishonest

  3. honest(adjective)

    True, especially as far as is known by the person making the statement; fair; unbiased.

    Antonyms:
    dishonest

  4. honest(adjective)

    In good faith; without malice.

    Antonyms:
    dishonest

  5. honest(adjective)

    Accurate.

    Antonyms:
    dishonest

  6. honest(adjective)

    Authentic; full.

    Antonyms:
    dishonest

  7. honest(adjective)

    Earned or acquired in a fair manner.

    Antonyms:
    dishonest

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. honest

    One who is honest in the ordinary sense acts or is always disposed to act with careful regard for the rights of others, especially in matters of business or property; one who is honorable scrupulously observes the dictates of a personal honor that is higher than any demands of mercantile law or public opinion, and will do nothing unworthy of his own inherent nobility of soul. The honest man does not steal, cheat, or defraud; the honorable man will not take an unfair advantage that would be allowed him, or will make a sacrifice which no one could require of him, when his own sense of right demands it. One who is honest in the highest and fullest sense is scrupulously careful to adhere to all known truth and right even in thought. In this sense honest differs from honorable as having regard rather to absolute truth and right than to even the highest personal honor. Compare CANDID; JUSTICE.

    Synonyms:
    candid, equitable, fair, faithful, frank, genuine, good, honorable, ingenuous, just, sincere, straightforward, true, trustworthy, trusty, upright

    Antonyms:
    deceitful, dishonest, disingenuous, faithless, false, fraudulent, hypocritical, lying, mendacious, perfidious, traitorous, treacherous, unfaithful, unscrupulous, untrue

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. honest(a.)

    Synonyms:
    honorable, reputable, creditable, right, proper, equitable

  2. honest(a.)

    Synonyms:
    upright, virtuous, conscientious, just, true, fair, faithful, trusty, trustworthy, as good as one's word

  3. honest(a.)

    Synonyms:
    sincere, candid, frank


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