(manner) In an honest manner.
‘He answered the questions honestly.’;
In an open manner, visibly, not covertly.
Frankly, to be honest.
‘Honestly, I didn't believe a word she said.’;
In an open manner; publicly; not in private; without secrecy.
‘How grossly and openly do many of us contradict the precepts of the gospel by our ungodliness!’;
Used to express exasperation, dismay, etc.
‘Honestly! I want to finish this work and you keep interrupting.’;
Without reserve or disguise; plainly; evidently.
‘My love . . . shall show itself more openly.’;
Honorably; becomingly; decently.
in an open way;
‘he openly flaunted his affection for his sister’;
In an honest manner; as, a contract honestly made; to live honestly; to speak honestly.
(used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that;
‘honestly, I don't believe it’; ‘candidly, I think she doesn't have a conscience’; ‘frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn’;
in an honest manner;
‘in he can't get it honestly, he is willing to steal it’; ‘was known for dealing aboveboard in everything’;