Associations to the word «Honestly»


HONESTLY, adverb. (manner) In an honest manner.
HONESTLY, adverb. (speech act) Frankly.
HONESTLY, interjection. Used to express exasperation, dismay, etc.

Dictionary definition

HONESTLY, adverb. (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".
HONESTLY, adverb. In an honest manner; "in he can't get it honestly, he is willing to steal it"; "was known for dealing aboveboard in everything".

Wise words

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