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Honestly vs. Openly

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Honestlyadverb

(manner) In an honest manner.

‘He answered the questions honestly.’;

Openlyadverb

In an open manner, visibly, not covertly.

Honestlyadverb

Frankly, to be honest.

‘Honestly, I didn't believe a word she said.’;

Openlyadverb

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!’;

Honestlyinterjection

Used to express exasperation, dismay, etc.

‘Honestly! I want to finish this work and you keep interrupting.’;

Openlyadverb

Without reserve or disguise; plainly; evidently.

‘My love . . . shall show itself more openly.’;

Honestlyadverb

Honorably; becomingly; decently.

Openlyadverb

in an open way;

‘he openly flaunted his affection for his sister’;

Honestlyadverb

In an honest manner; as, a contract honestly made; to live honestly; to speak honestly.

Honestlyadverb

(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’;

Honestlyadverb

in an honest manner;

‘in he can't get it honestly, he is willing to steal it’; ‘was known for dealing aboveboard in everything’;

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