Definition of HONESTY

  1. obsolete : chastity
  2. a : fairness and straightforwardness of conduct b : adherence to the facts : sincerity
  3. any of a genus (Lunaria) of European herbs of the mustard family with toothed leaves and flat disk-shaped siliques

Examples of HONESTY

  • She is admired for her kindness and her honesty.
  • He demands honesty from everyone who works for him.
  • He didn't even have enough honesty to tell me he was leaving.

Related to HONESTY

Synonyms: integrity, probity, truthfulness, veracity, verity

Antonyms: deceit, deceitfulness, dishonesty, lying, mendaciousness, mendacity, untruthfulness

-Merriam Webster