Definition of HONESTY
obsolete : chastity
a : fairness and straightforwardness of conductb : adherence to the facts : sincerity
: any of a genus (Lunaria) of European herbs of the mustard family with toothed leaves and flat disk-shaped siliques
Examples of HONESTY
- She is admired for her kindness and her honesty.
- He demands honesty from everyone who works for him.
- He didn't even have enough honesty to tell me he was leaving.
First Known Use of HONESTY
Related to HONESTY
I think the world needs a little more of it. 'Nough said. I will not go into the details of the deceit, lying and flat out inconsideration that has prompted this. But really, I'm easy to please. I just ask for honesty. I don't even mind so much if it's something I don't want to hear (well, not ALL the time) but at least have the decency to be up front with me, so I know where we stand. Thank you and goodnight.