US: /ˈɑnəst/
UK: /ˈɒnɪst/

English Vietnamese dictionary

honest /'ɔnist/
  • tính từ
    • lương thiện
      • an honest man: một người lương thiện
    • trung thực, chân thật
      • honest truth: sự thật trung thực, sự thật hoàn toàn
    • kiếm được một cách lương thiện; chính đáng
      • to turn (earn) an honest penny: làm ăn lương thiện
    • thật, không giả mạo (đồ vật, hàng hoá...)
    • (đùa và có ý kẻ cả) tốt, xứng đáng
      • my honest friend: ông bạn tốt của tôi
    • (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) trong trắng, trinh tiết (đàn bà)
    • honest Injun!
      • xin hãy lấy danh dự mà thề!, xin thề là nói trung thực
    • to make an honnest woman of someone
      • cưới xin tử tế một người đàn bà sau khi đã chung chạ với nhau

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective
1 always telling the truth, and never stealing or cheating: an honest man / woman
2 ~ (about sth)
~ (with sb) not hiding the truth about sth: an honest answer + Are you being completely honest about your feelings? + Thank you for being so honest with me. + Give me your honest opinion. + The meeting was described as 'a frank and honest exchange of views'. + (spoken) To be honest (= what I really think is), it was one of the worst books I've ever read. + Let's be honest, she's only interested in Mike because of his money.
3 showing an honest mind or attitude: She's got an honest face.
4 (of work or wages) earned or resulting from hard work: He hasn't done an honest day's work in his life. + It's quite a struggle to make an honest living. + She claimed she was just trying to earn an honest penny.
Help Note: Use an, not a, before honest.
Idioms: honest! (spoken) used to emphasize that you are not lying: I didn't mean it, honest!
honest to God / goodness used to emphasize that what you are saying is true: Honest to God, Mary, I'm not joking.
Help Note: Some people find this use offensive.
make an honest woman of sb (old-fashioned, humorous) to marry a woman after having had a sexual relationship with her

Thesaurus dictionary

1 trustworthy, truthful, veracious, trusty, honourable, creditable, decent, law-abiding, uncorrupted, uncorrupt, incorruptible, ethical, moral, virtuous, principled, upright, high-minded, dependable, reliable, reputable, on the up and up:
How often does one meet an honest person in politics?
2 above-board, straight, square, square-dealing, fair, just, on the up and up, straightforward, proper, genuine, bona fide, real, authentic, Colloq on the level, US square-shooting:
I write because I cannot earn an honest living. Would Felix give me an honest deal on a used car?
3 candid, frank, open, plain, straightforward, forthright, direct, sincere, ingenuous, explicit, uninhibited, unreserved, unrestrained, unconstrained, above-board, plain-spoken, unambiguous, unequivocal, Colloq upfront:
To be completely honest, I cannot stand the sight of you.
4 fair, just, equitable, legitimate, valid, rightful, sound, proper:
He gets an honest day's pay for an honest day's work.

Collocation dictionary


be, seem


extremely, really, scrupulously, truly, very | absolutely, completely, perfectly, quite, totally | less than, not altogether, not entirely
I don't think you've been altogether honest with me.
| basically, enough, reasonably
She seems honest enough.
| refreshingly | brutally, painfully, ruthlessly
Let's be brutally honest about this: you haven't a hope of succeeding.


Try to be honest about how you feel.
| in
He is always scrupulously honest in his business activities.
| with
My parents were always completely honest with me.


to be honest (with you)
To be quite honest with you, I don't think he's the right person for the job.
| open and honest
She was totally open and honest about her feelings.

Concise English dictionary

'ɑnɪst /'ɒnɪst
+not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
+without dissimulation; frank
+worthy of being depended on
+free from guile
+without pretensions
+habitually speaking the truth
+marked by truth