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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In an honest manner.
  • adv. Used as an intensive: I honestly don't care.
  • interj. Used to express mild disapproval or dismay: Honestly! Look at the mess you've made.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In an honest manner.
  • adv. Frankly.
  • interj. Used to express exasperation, dismay, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Honorably; becomingly; decently.
  • adv. In an honest manner

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Honorably; in a manner to do honor to; properly.
  • In an honest manner; with honesty.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that
  • adv. in an honest manner

Etymologies

honest +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

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