Definition of honestly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɒnɪstli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːnɪstli//
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  1. 1  in an honest way I can't believe he got that money honestly. opposite dishonestly
  2. 2  used to emphasize that what you are saying is true, however surprising it may seem I didn't tell anyone, honestly! I honestly can't remember a thing about last night. You can't honestly expect me to believe that!
  3. 3(informal) used to show that you disapprove of something and are irritated by it Honestly! Whatever will they think of next?
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: honestly