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Genuine vs. Honest

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Genuineadjective

Belonging to, or proceeding from the original stock; native

Honestadjective

(of a person or institution) Scrupulous with regard to telling the truth; not given to swindling, lying, or fraud; upright.

‘We're the most honest people you will ever come across.’;

Genuineadjective

not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated

‘a genuine text;’; ‘a genuine production;’; ‘genuine materials; genuine friendship’;

Honestadjective

(of a statement) True, especially as far as is known by the person making the statement; fair; unbiased.

‘an honest account of events; honest reporting’;

Genuineadjective

Belonging to, or proceeding from, the original stock; native;

‘The evidence, both internal and external, against the genuineness of these letters, is overwhelming.’;

Honestadjective

In good faith; without malice.

‘an honest mistake’;

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Genuineadjective

not fake or counterfeit;

‘a genuine Picasso’; ‘genuine leather’;

Honestadjective

(of a measurement device) Accurate.

‘an honest scale’;

Genuineadjective

not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed;

‘genuine emotion’; ‘her interest in people was unfeigned’; ‘true grief’;

Honestadjective

Authentic; full.

‘an honest day's work’;

Genuineadjective

being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something;

‘her actual motive’; ‘a literal solitude like a desert’; ‘a genuine dilemma’;

Honestadjective

Earned or acquired in a fair manner.

‘an honest dollar’;

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Honestadjective

Open; frank.

‘an honest countenance’;

Honestadjective

(obsolete) Decent; honourable; suitable; becoming.

Honestadjective

(obsolete) Chaste; faithful; virtuous.

Honestverb

(obsolete) To adorn or grace; to honour; to make becoming, appropriate, or honourable.

Honestadverb

(colloquial) Honestly; really.

‘It wasn’t my fault, honest.’;

Honestadjective

Decent; honorable; suitable; becoming.

‘Belong what honest clothes you send forth to bleaching!’;

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Honestadjective

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.

‘An honest man's the noblest work of God.’; ‘An honest physician leaves his patient when he can contribute no farther to his health.’; ‘Look ye out among you seven men of honest report.’; ‘Provide things honest in the sight of all men.’;

Honestadjective

Open; frank; as, an honest countenance.

Honestadjective

Chaste; faithful; virtuous.

‘Wives may be merry, and yet honest too.’;

Honestverb

To adorn; to grace; to honor; to make becoming, appropriate, or honorable.

Honestadjective

not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent;

‘honest lawyers’; ‘honest reporting’; ‘an honest wage’; ‘honest weight’;

Honestadjective

without dissimulation; frank;

‘my honest opinion’;

Honestadjective

worthy of being depended on;

‘a dependable worker’; ‘an honest working stiff’; ‘a reliable source of information’; ‘he was true to his word’; ‘I would be true for there are those who trust me’;

Honestadjective

free from guile;

‘his answer was simple and honest’;

Honestadjective

without pretensions;

‘worked at an honest trade’; ‘good honest food’;

Honestadjective

habitually speaking the truth;

‘an honest man’; ‘a veracious witness’;

Honestadjective

marked by truth;

‘gave honest answers’;

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