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honest-to-goodness

See definition of honest-to-goodness on Dictionary.com
  • as ingenuine
  • as inhonest-to-God

synonyms for honest-to-goodness

  • absolute
  • bona fide
  • certain
  • honest
  • legitimate
  • natural
  • palpable
  • positive
  • pure
  • -carat
  • 24-carat
  • accurate
  • actual
  • demonstrable
  • exact
  • factual
  • good
  • hard
  • indubitable
  • kosher
  • literal
  • official
  • original
  • plain
  • precise
  • proved
  • sound
  • sterling
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antonyms for honest-to-goodness

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  • doubtful
  • dubious
  • indefinite
  • questionable
  • uncertain
  • unsure
  • affected
  • counterfeit
  • deceiving
  • deceptive
  • dishonest
  • false
  • illegitimate
  • insincere
  • misleading
  • sham
  • unreal
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    How to use honest-to-goodness in a sentence

    Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.
    RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
    All the operations of her brain related themselves somehow to to-morrow afternoon.
    HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
    With childlike confidence he follows the advice of some more or less honest dealer.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    Sometimes necessity makes an honest man a knave: and a rich man a honest man, because he has no occasion to be a knave.
    THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
    They will reach you by the hands of Mr. Mackenzie, a worldly-minded Scotch merchant, but honest as to earthly things.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    "Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    Something remote and ancient stirred in her, something that was not of herself To-day, something half primitive, half barbaric.
    THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
    To-day I'm more dead than alive, as we had a lesson from him yesterday that lasted four hours.
    MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
    They held the compound against repeated assaults, and lost several men in hand-to-hand fighting.
    THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
    If they are still Moderns and alive, I defy you to bury them if you are discussing living questions in a full and honest way.
    THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
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