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

 hon·es·ty /ˈɑnəsti/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hon·es·ty n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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