1. Honor; honorableness; dignity; propriety; suitableness; decency. [Obs.]
She derives her honesty and achieves her goodness. --Shak.
2. The quality or state of being honest; probity; fairness and straightforwardness of conduct, speech, etc.; integrity; sincerity; truthfulness; freedom from fraud or guile.
That we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. --1 Tim. ii. 2.
3. Chastity; modesty.
To lay . . . siege to the honesty of this Ford's wife. --Shak.
4. Bot. Satin flower; the name of two cruciferous herbs having large flat pods, the round shining partitions of which are more beautiful than the blossom; -- called also lunary and moonwort. Lunaria biennis is common honesty; Lunaria rediva is perennial honesty.
Syn: -- Integrity; probity; uprightness; trustiness; faithfulness; honor; justice; equity; fairness; candor; plain-dealing; veracity; sincerity.
n 1: the quality of being honest [syn: honestness] [ant: dishonesty]
2: southeastern European plant cultivated for its fragrant
purplish flowers and round flat papery silver-white
seedpods that are used for indoor decoration [syn: silver
dollar, money plant, satin flower, satinpod, Lunaria