1 faithfulness, fidelity, honour, incorruptibility, integrity, morality, probity, rectitude, reputability, scrupulousness, straightness, trustworthiness, truthfulness, uprightness, veracity, virtue
2 bluntness, candour, equity, even-handedness, fairness, frankness, genuineness, openness, outspokenness, plainness, sincerity, straightforwardness
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Honesty is the quality of being honest. n-uncount
They said the greatest virtues in a politician were integrity, correctness and honesty. You say in all honesty when you are saying something that might be disappointing or upsetting, and you want to soften its effect by emphasizing your sincerity.
in all honesty phrase PHR with cl (emphasis)
In all honesty, aren't there already far too many pages of scientific research published every week?...
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