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Meaning of “honesty” in the English Dictionary

"honesty" in British English

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honestynoun [U]

uk   /ˈɒn.ə.sti/  us   /ˈɑː.nə-/
B2 the ​quality of being ​honest: I ​appreciateyour honesty. I must ​tell you in all honesty (= ​truthfully and ​hiding nothing) that there is little ​chance of the ​proposal being ​approved.

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(Definition of honesty from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"honesty" in American English

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honestynoun [U]

 us   /ˈɑn·ə·sti/
the ​quality of being ​honest: The ​judgepraised the girl’s honesty.
(Definition of honesty from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “honesty”
in Arabic صِدْق, صَراحة…
in Korean 정직함…
in Portuguese honestidade…
in Catalan honradesa, sinceritat…
in Japanese 正直さ, 誠実さ, 実直さ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 诚实…
in Turkish dürüstlük, haysiyet, namusluluk…
in Russian честность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 誠實…
in Italian onestà…
in Polish uczciwość, szczerość…
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