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honest

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honest

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  1. (of a person or institution) scrupulous with regard to telling the truth; not given to swindling, lying, or fraud
    Has the president been honest with us?
  2. (of a statement) true, esp. true as far as the knowledge of the person making the statement.
  3. in good faith; without malice
    an honest mistake
  4. fair; unbiased
    an honest account of events
  5. (of measurement devices) accurate
    an honest scale
  6. veritable; full
    an honest day's work
  7. upright, truthful, fair

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