1 always telling the truth, and never stealing or cheating an honest man/woman2 not hiding the truth about something an honest answer honest (about something) Are you being completely honest about your feelings? honest (with somebody) Thank you for being so honest with me. Give me your honest opinion. The meeting was described as ‘a frank and honest exchange of views’. To be honest (= what I really think is), it was one of the worst books I've ever read. Let's be honest, she's only interested in Mike because of his money.3 showing an honest mind or attitude She's got an honest face.