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 for honest
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Honest \Hon"est\, v. t. [L. honestare to clothe or adorn with
     honor: cf. F. honester. See Honest, a.]
     To adorn; to grace; to honor; to make becoming, appropriate,
     or honorable. [Obs.] --Abp. Sandys.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Honest \Hon"est\, a. [OE. honest, onest, OF. honeste, oneste, F.
     honn[^e]te, L. honestus, fr. honos, honor, honor. See
     Honor.]
     1. Decent; honorable; suitable; becoming. --Chaucer.
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              Belong what honest clothes you send forth to
              bleaching!                            --Shak.
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     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.
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              An honest man's the noblest work of God. --Pope.
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              An honest physician leaves his patient when he can
              contribute no farther to his health.  --Sir W.
                                                    Temple.
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              Look ye out among you seven men of honest report.
                                                    --Acts vi. 3.
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              Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
                                                    --Rom. xii.
                                                    17.
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     3. Open; frank; as, an honest countenance.
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     4. Chaste; faithful; virtuous.
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              Wives may be merry, and yet honest too. --Shak.
  
     Syn: Upright; ingenuous; honorable; trusty; faithful;
          equitable; fair; just; rightful; sincere; frank; candid;
          genuine.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  honest
      adj 1: not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or
             fraudulent; "honest lawyers"; "honest reporting" [syn:
             honest, honorable] [ant: dishonest, dishonorable]
      2: without dissimulation; frank; "my honest opinion"
      3: worthy of being depended on; "a dependable worker"; "an
         honest working stiff"; "a reliable sourcSFLe of information";
         "he was true to his word"; "I would be true for there are
         those who trust me" [syn: dependable, honest, reliable,
         true(p)]
      4: without pretensions; "worked at an honest trade"; "good
         honest food"
      5: marked by truth; "gave honest answers"; "honest reporting"
      6: not forged; "a good dollar bill" [syn: good, honest]
      7: gained or earned without cheating or stealing; "an honest
         wage"; "an fair penny" [syn: honest, fair]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  162 Moby Thesaurus words for "honest":
     Christian, angelic, authentic, blameless, bona fide, candid,
     card-carrying, clean, conscientious, creditable, decent,
     dependable, dinkum, direct, dispassionate, equitable, erect,
     estimable, ethical, explicit, fair, following the letter,
     forthright, frank, full of integrity, genuine, godly, good,
     high-minded, high-principled, highly respectable, honest-to-God,
     honorable, immaculate, inartificial, incorruptible, ingenuous,
     inviolate, irreproachable, just, law-abiding, law-loving,
     law-revering, lawful, legitimate, lifelike, literal, manly, moral,
     native, natural, naturalistic, noble, objective, on the level,
     open, original, plain, plain-spoken, principled, proper, pure,
     real, realistic, reliable, reputable, respectable, right,
     right-minded, righteous, rightful, saintlike, saintly, scrupulous,
     seraphic, simon-pure, simple, sincere, sound, spotless, square,
     square-dealing, square-shooting, stainless, sterling, straight,
     straightforward, sure-enough, true, true to life, true to nature,
     true to reality, true-dealing, true-devoted, true-disposing,
     true-souled, true-spirited, truehearted, trustworthy, trusty,
     truthful, unadulterated, unaffected, unambiguous, unartificial,
     unassumed, unassuming, unblemished, uncolored, unconcocted,
     unconstrained, uncopied, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, uncounterfeited,
     undefiled, undesigning, undisguised, undisguising, undissembled,
     undistorted, unequivocal, unexaggerated, unfabricated, unfanciful,
     unfeigned, unfeigning, unfictitious, unflattering, unimagined,
     unimitated, unimpeachable, uninhibited, uninvented, unpretended,
     unpretending, unpretentious, unqualified, unreserved, unrestrained,
     unromantic, unsimulated, unspecious, unspotted, unstained,
     unsullied, unsynthetic, untarnished, unvarnished, upright,
     uprighteous, upstanding, valid, veracious, verbal, verbatim,
     veridical, verisimilar, virtuous, word-for-word, worthy,
     yeomanly
  
  

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