English Vietnamese dictionary
- 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
- lương thiện
Advanced English dictionary
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
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.
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.
He is always scrupulously honest in his business activities.
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
+not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
+without dissimulation; frank
+worthy of being depended on
+free from guile
+habitually speaking the truth
+marked by truth