Meaning of "honest" in Essential English Dictionary


adjective uk /ˈɒnɪst/

B1 sincere and truthful:

What is your honest opinion?

B1 not likely to lie, cheat, or steal:

I’m just an honest man, trying to live my life.
to be honest informal

B1 used to say your real opinion:

To be honest, I didn’t really enjoy the party.

(Definition of “honest” from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)