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honesty

noun
 
 
/ˈɒnɪsti/
B2 [U] the quality of being honestHonesty, openness and sincerity
in all honesty used when you are saying what you really think or feel about something: In all honesty, I'd rather not go. →  Opposite dishonesty Honesty, openness and sincerity
Translations of “honesty”
in Korean 정직함…
in Arabic صِدْق, صَراحة…
in Portuguese honestidade…
in Catalan honradesa, sinceritat…
in Japanese 正直さ, 誠実さ, 実直さ…
in Italian onestà…
in Chinese (Traditional) 誠實…
in Russian честность…
in Turkish dürüstlük, haysiyet, namusluluk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 诚实…
in Polish uczciwość, szczerość…
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