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English definition of “honestly”

honestly

adverb
 
 
/ˈɒnɪstli/
EMPHASIZE B1 used to emphasize that you are telling the truth: Thanks, but I honestly couldn't eat another piece of cake.Honesty, openness and sincerity
HONEST B2 in an honest wayHonesty, openness and sincerity
ANNOYED used to show that you are annoyed or do not approve of something: Honestly! He should have been here hours ago.Angry and displeasedBad-tempered
(Definition of honestly from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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