from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being honest; integrity.
- n. Truthfulness; sincerity: in all honesty.
- n. Archaic Chastity.
- n. Botany A European plant (Lunaria annua) cultivated for its fragrant purplish flowers and round, flat, papery, silver-white seedpods. Also called money plant, satin flower, silver dollar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act, quality, or condition of being honest; to be truthful
- n. Any of various crucifers in the genus Lunaria, several of which are grown as ornamentals.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Honor; honorableness; dignity; propriety; suitableness; decency.
- n. The quality or state of being honest; probity; fairness and straightforwardness of conduct, speech, etc.; integrity; sincerity; truthfulness; freedom from fraud or guile.
- n. Chastity; modesty.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or quality of being honest or honorable; upright disposition or conduct; sincerity; honor; virtue.
- n. Specifically— Chastity; virtuous reputation; honor.
- n. The virtue of respecting the property rights of others; the absence of any disposition to cheat, steal, or lie.
- n. Decency; good manners.
- n. Liberality.
- n. Credit; reputation.
- n. In botany, a name of several plants, especially of a small cruciferous plant, Lunaria annua (L. biennis): so called from the transparency of its dissepiments. The perennial honesty is L. rediviva; the maiden's-honesty is Clematis Vitalba.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. southeastern European plant cultivated for its fragrant purplish flowers and round flat papery silver-white seedpods that are used for indoor decoration
- n. the quality of being honest
Michigan CHEATED DNC rules on January 15, 2008, and all of the major candidates removed their names in honesty from the competition, except Tonya Harding, I mean Hillary Clinton.
I believe in honesty is the best policy, not fake sniper fire.
The most optimistic prospect I can offer in honesty is that Canada could have a brilliant economic future, but only if it accepts the disciplines of harsh reality and takes the steps necessary in the near term to restore reasonable balance to its economic system.
Your honesty is a gift and an example for every mother.
And Linda, your honesty is an admirable quality and one that I rely on.
That's what I call honesty and excellence in service.
This kind of honesty is unheard of … well almost anywhere these days, but certainly in business, and I for one appreciate the hell out it.
And as we see it in experience, that dogs do always bark at those they know not, and that it is their nature to accompany one another in those clamors: so it is with the inconsiderate multitude; who wanting that virtue which we call honesty in all men, and that especial gift of God which we call charity in Christian men, condemn without hearing, and wound without offence given: led thereunto by uncertain report only; which his Majesty truly acknowledged for the author of all lies.
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You might as well come out honestly for single payer system but honesty is not much of a virtue with you legal beagles, isit?
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