Synonyms of honest in English:

honest


See definition of honest

adjective

1‘I did the only right and honest thing’

SYNONYMS

morally correct, upright, honourable, moral, ethical, principled, righteous, right-minded, respectable

virtuous, good, worthy, decent, law-abiding, high-minded, upstanding, just, fair, incorruptible, anti-corruption, truthful, true, veracious, trustworthy, trusty, reliable, conscientious, scrupulous, reputable, dependable, loyal, faithful

informal on the level, honest-to-goodness

ANTONYMS

dishonest

2‘I haven't been totally honest with you’

SYNONYMS

truthful, sincere, candid, frank, direct, open, forthright, straight, straightforward, genuine, blunt, plain-spoken, plain-speaking, matter-of-fact, outspoken, as straight as a die, straight from the shoulder

informal upfront

archaic free-spoken

ANTONYMS

insincere

3‘he'd made an honest mistake’

SYNONYMS

genuine, real, authentic, actual, true

legitimate, above board, fair and square

bona fide

informal legit, kosher, on the level, honest-to-goodness

ANTONYMS

intentional

4‘they had given their honest opinion’

SYNONYMS

objective, impartial, unbiased, balanced, unprejudiced, disinterested, even-handed, fair, just, equitable

ANTONYMS

biased