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synonyms for honesty

  • candor
  • confidence
  • fairness
  • faithfulness
  • frankness
  • honor
  • integrity
  • loyalty
  • morality
  • probity
  • rectitude
  • responsibility
  • self-respect
  • sincerity
  • trustworthiness
  • veracity
  • virtue
  • bluntness
  • conscientiousness
  • equity
  • fidelity
  • genuineness
  • goodness
  • impeccability
  • incorruptibility
  • justness
  • openness
  • outspokenness
  • plainness
  • principle
  • reputability
  • right
  • scrupulousness
  • soundness
  • straightforwardness
  • straightness
  • trustiness
  • uprightness
  • evenhandedness
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antonyms for honesty

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  • corruption
  • disgrace
  • dishonesty
  • dishonor
  • disloyalty
  • distrust
  • evil
  • falsehood
  • immorality
  • unfairness
  • unjustness
  • artifice
  • cheating
  • deceit
  • deception
  • duplicity
  • fraud
  • fraudulence
  • lying
  • treachery
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How to use honesty in a sentence

I’m ever appreciative of their reflection, care, and honesty.
MY CANCER MIGHT BE BACK—AND I WONDER IF UNNECESSARY RADIATION CAUSED IT IN THE FIRST PLACEJAKEMETHSEPTEMBER 22, 2020FORTUNE
We do that through transparency and honesty, but also by being provocative and making sure nobody is indifferent about Moser—whether that opinion is good or bad.
A Q&A WITH THE PROVOCATIVE MIND BEHIND WATCHMAKER H. MOSERDANIEL BENTLEYSEPTEMBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
The gap in views on honesty — which is a smaller 11 points in Wisconsin — suggests a potential shift in how voters see the current choice as distinct from the 2016 election and more beneficial to the Democratic candidate.
POST-ABC POLL AND OTHERS SUGGEST MINNESOTA HAS SHIFTED SINCE 2016, BUT BY HOW MUCH?SCOTT CLEMENT, DAN BALZSEPTEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
In his new book, written with Gabe Ulla, Chang scrutinizes his own success, bipolar disorder, and depression with the same honesty and bluntness that has made him such a critical figure in food culture.
MOMOFUKU’S DAVID CHANG ON THE BIG CHANGES THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY NEEDS TO MAKE TO SURVIVEBETH KOWITTSEPTEMBER 14, 2020FORTUNE
In all honesty, there is no reason for me to have access all of the time.
POLITICS REPORT: DOWN GOES ONE HOT-BUTTON BALLOT MEASUREANDREW KEATTSJULY 18, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
"It was very good of you to go to London," said Gordon, looking at him with all the old serious honesty of his eyes.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
Obstinate as he was, the girl's frank honesty conquered the angry old man.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
But he met the doctor's gaze unflinchingly across the fire, and with complete honesty.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Thoughts of Walter Fetherston, the man in whose eyes had shone the light of true honesty when he spoke, arose within her.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
Give us common sense, and common honesty, and a "steady supply of men and women who can be trusted with small sums."
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HONESTY

  • artlessness
  • directness
  • fairness
  • forthrightness
  • frankness
  • glasnost
  • guilelessness
  • honesty
  • impartiality
  • ingenuousness
  • naiveté
  • openness
  • outspokenness
  • probity
  • simplicity
  • sincerity
  • straightforwardness
  • truthfulness
  • unequivocalness
  • uprightness
  • veracity
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.