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Honest vs. Straightforward — What's the Difference?

Honest vs. Straightforward — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Honest and Straightforward

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Honest

Marked by or displaying integrity; upright
An honest lawyer.
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Straightforward

Honest and frank
"He was straightforward if the news was bad" (Alec Wilkinson).
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Honest

Not deceptive or fraudulent; genuine
Honest weight.
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Straightforward

Proceeding in a straight course or manner; not deviating
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Honest

Equitable; fair
Honest wages for an honest day's work.
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Straightforward

Easy, simple, uncomplicated, without difficulty
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Honest

Characterized by truth; not false
Honest reporting.
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Straightforward

(figurative) direct; forthright; frank; sincere
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Honest

Sincere; frank
An honest critique.
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Straightforward

In a straightforward manner; straightforwards; straightforwardly.
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Honest

Of good repute; respectable.
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Straightforward

Proceeding in a straight course or manner; not deviating; honest; frank.
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Honest

Without affectation; plain
Honest folk.
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Straightforward

Free from ambiguity;
A straightforward set of instructions
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Honest

Virtuous; chaste.
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Straightforward

Without evasion or compromise;
A square contradiction
He is not being as straightforward as it appears
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Honest

(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.
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Straightforward

Without concealment or deception; honest;
Their business was open and aboveboard
Straightforward in all his business affairs
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Honest

(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
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Straightforward

Pointed directly ahead;
A straightforward gaze
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Honest

In good faith; without malice.
An honest mistake
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Honest

(of a measurement device) Accurate.
An honest scale
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Honest

Authentic; full.
An honest day’s work
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Honest

Earned or acquired in a fair manner.
An honest dollar
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Honest

Open; frank.
An honest countenance
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Honest

(obsolete) Decent; honourable; suitable; becoming.
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Honest

(obsolete) Chaste; faithful; virtuous.
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Honest

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

(colloquial) Honestly; really.
It wasn’t my fault, honest.
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Honest

Decent; honorable; suitable; becoming.
Belong what honest clothes you send forth to bleaching!
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Honest

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.
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Honest

Open; frank; as, an honest countenance.
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Honest

Chaste; faithful; virtuous.
Wives may be merry, and yet honest too.
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Honest

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

Not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent;
Honest lawyers
Honest reporting
An honest wage
Honest weight
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Honest

Without dissimulation; frank;
My honest opinion
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Honest

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
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Honest

Free from guile;
His answer was simple and honest
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Honest

Without pretensions;
Worked at an honest trade
Good honest food
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Honest

Habitually speaking the truth;
An honest man
A veracious witness
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Honest

Marked by truth;
Gave honest answers
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