American English

Definition of honesty noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  • the quality of being honest She answered all my questions with her usual honesty. His honesty is not in question.
  • Idioms
    in all honesty
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    used to state a fact or an opinion that, though true, may seem disappointing The book isn't, in all honesty, as good as I expected.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: honesty