A significant human quality in which a person communicates and acts truthfully, in accordance with a sense of faithfulness, sincerity, and fairness. Honesty is one of the characteristics that establishes a virtuous person. Honesty implies a lack of deceit. A principal reason for this may be that honesty simplifies communication, in that honest statements can be trusted at point blank with little or no doubt. An honest person describes one who will always (or mostly always) tell true statements, narratives, or promises.
A honest person is someone who will never lie, cheat, or steal. This is the type of person that can easily be trusted by others.
ATTORNEY: So the date of birth (of the baby) was August 8th, 2008?
WITNESS: Yes, of course.
ATTORNEY: I have reviewed the baby's birth certificate, and it turns out that the birth date was, in fact, August 8, 2008. Thank you for being honest with me.
WITNESS: No problem.
by RealMan07 March 13, 2009
(Note: honest is DIFFERENT than truth)
not deceptive or fraudulent; completely telling the truth in regards to the matter at hand
She asked where he was at midnight. He was honest and said he was at another woman's house, as opposed to saying he was at "someone's" house, or a "buddy's" house.
by Itsallgoodhomie917 May 6, 2008
The phrase "to be honest" is often used as a filler which makes a sentence run on. It is often perceived that one who uses such phrase implies that they often are not honest, so they feel the need to say "to be honest" when they actually are being honest.
by Astro_Chris September 3, 2014
When something happens exactly as predicted.
"I think Mary's gonna puke."
"Mary puked."
"Oh, man. That was Honest."
by David Welgus November 22, 2005
To Be Honest ur really really pretty and ummmm.... I think in fourth grade I said hi to u once
by BigBLittleD January 3, 2015
It is like "forreal" or "fo' sho" but it's new and young.
Tom: Yo did you do the homework?
Matt: For honest, we had homework!?
by bigdaddy6989 May 10, 2011
something jake paul didn't know was a thing
jakes mom: honey be honest.
Jake: stop making up words mom!
by doge kid February 19, 2020