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English definition of “honestly”


adverb  /ˈɑn·əst·li/ us  

honestly adverb (EMPHASIS)

[not gradable] used to emphasize that you are telling the truth: I honestly don’t know what I did to upset her. Honestly, I wish I had time to do more reading.

honestly adverb (IN TRUTHFUL WAY)

in a way that is truthful: We always try to deal honestly with our customers.
(Definition of honestly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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