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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hon·est /ˈɑnəst/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hon·est a.
 1. Decent; honorable; suitable; becoming.
    Belong what honest clothes you send forth to bleaching!   --Shak.
 2. Characterized by integrity or fairness and straightforwardness in conduct, thought, speech, etc.; upright; just; equitable; trustworthy; truthful; sincere; free from fraud, guile, or duplicity; not false; -- said of persons and acts, and of things to which a moral quality is imputed; as, an honest judge or merchant; an honest statement; an honest bargain; an honest business; an honest book; an honest confession.
    An honest man's the noblest work of God.   --Pope.
    An honest physician leaves his patient when he can contribute no farther to his health.   --Sir W. Temple.
    Look ye out among you seven men of honest report.   --Acts vi. 3.
    Provide things honest in the sight of all men.   --Rom. xii. 17.
 3. Open; frank; as, an honest countenance.
 4. Chaste; faithful; virtuous.
    Wives may be merry, and yet honest too.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- Upright; ingenuous; honorable; trusty; faithful; equitable; fair; just; rightful; sincere; frank; candid; genuine.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hon·est, v. t.  To adorn; to grace; to honor; to make becoming, appropriate, or honorable. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or
             fraudulent; "honest lawyers"; "honest reporting"; "an
             honest wage"; "honest weight" [syn: honorable] [ant:
      2: without dissimulation; frank; "my honest opinion"
      3: worthy of being depended on; "a dependable worker"; "an
         honest working stiff"; "a reliable source of information";
         "he was true to his word"; "I would be true for there are
         those who trust me" [syn: dependable, reliable, true(p)]
      4: free from guile; "his answer was simple and honest" [syn: guileless]
      5: without pretensions; "worked at an honest trade"; "good
         honest food"
      6: habitually speaking the truth; "an honest man"; "a veracious
         witness" [syn: veracious]
      7: marked by truth; "gave honest answers"