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To be honest - thesaurus

Synonyms

level with

to be honest with someone

speak your mind

to say honestly what you think, even if it upsets or offends someone

set/put the record straight

to tell the truth about something after someone else has not told the truth about it

play fair

to behave in a way that is fair and honest and follows the rules

give/lend/add credence to something

to make people think that something is likely to be true

shoot from the hip

to speak very directly and honestly

lay it on the line

to say something in a direct or honest way, even if this might upset someone

speak true

literary to say what is true

come out

to say something in an open, honest, or public way that often makes someone feel surprised, embarrassed, or offended

make no bones about something

to talk about or do something in a very open way without feeling ashamed or embarrassed

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be as straight as a die

to be completely honest

be straight with someone

to be honest with someone

tell it like it is

to give the real facts about something, even if they are unpleasant

Antonyms

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gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Open Dictionary

Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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