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adjective honest pronunciation in British English /ˈɒnɪst/
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  1. 1
    a person who is honest does not tell lies or cheat people, and obeys the law
    Most young people are decent and honest.
    an honest man
    honest about: I haven’t been completely honest about my past experience.
    honest with: Thank you for being so honest with me.
    1. a.
      used about the things that someone says and does
      I want you to give me an honest answer.
      An honest appraisal of his ability can only help him.
      an honest mistake (=not intentional): I gave her the wrong amount of money, but it was an honest mistake.
  2. 2
    honest work is a job that you work fairly hard at
    When is the last time Charlie did any honest work?
    an honest living: I’m just trying to earn an honest living (=earn money by working hard).

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