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honestlyadverb

uk   /ˈɒn.ɪst.li/  us   /ˈɑː.nɪst-/
B2 in a way that is honest: They have always dealt honestly and fairly with their customers. I can't honestly say what time I'll be home. I'll do it tomorrow, honestly (= I promise that I will do it).
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honestlyadverb, exclamation

uk   /ˈɒn.ɪst.li/  us   /ˈɑː.nɪst-/
B1 used to emphasize disapproval: Honestly, you'd think she'd have asked you first!
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