Synonyms for honest

Synonyms for (adjective) honest

Synonyms: fair, honest

Definition: gained or earned without cheating or stealing

Usage: an honest wage; an fair penny

Similar words: just, equitable

Definition: fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience

Usage: equitable treatment of all citizens; an equitable distribution of gifts among the children


Synonyms: good, honest

Definition: not forged

Usage: a good dollar bill

Similar words: genuine, echt

Definition: not fake or counterfeit

Usage: a genuine Picasso; genuine leather


Synonyms: honest, honorable

Definition: not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent

Usage: honest lawyers; honest reporting

Similar words: downright

Definition: characterized by plain blunt honesty

Usage: a downright answer; a downright kind of person


Synonyms: honest

Definition: marked by truth

Usage: gave honest answers; honest reporting

Similar words: true, truthful

Definition: expressing or given to expressing the truth

Usage: a true statement; gave truthful testimony; a truthful person


Synonyms: honest

Definition: without pretensions

Usage: worked at an honest trade; good honest food

Similar words: unpretentious

Definition: lacking pretension or affectation

Usage: an unpretentious country church; her quiet unpretentious demeanor


Synonyms: honest

Definition: without dissimulation; frank

Usage: my honest opinion

Similar words: sincere

Definition: open and genuine; not deceitful

Usage: he was a good man, decent and sincere; felt sincere regret that they were leaving; sincere friendship


Synonyms: dependable, honest, true, reliable

Definition: worthy of being depended on

Usage: a dependable worker; an honest working stiff; a reliable sourcSFLe of information; he was true to his word; I would be true for there are those who trust me

Similar words: trustworthy, trusty

Definition: worthy of trust or belief

Usage: a trustworthy report; an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion