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honestly - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'honestly' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Honestly [ adv.]
- Honorably; becomingly; decently.
- In an honest manner; as, a contract honestly made; to live honestly; to speak honestly.

Meaning of 'honestly' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . honestly [ r]
Meaning (1):
- (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that
Example in sentence:
  • candidly, I think she doesn't have a conscience;
  • frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn;
  • honestly, I don't believe it
Meaning (2):
- in an honest manner
Example in sentence:
  • in he can't get it honestly, he is willing to steal it;
  • was known for dealing aboveboard in everything