honestly

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English honestly, honestlyche, honestliche, equivalent to honest +‎ -ly.

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honestly (comparative more honestly, superlative most honestly)

  1. (manner) In an honest manner.
    He answered the questions honestly.
  2. Frankly, to be honest.
    Honestly, I didn't believe a word she said.

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InterjectionEdit

honestly

  1. Used to express exasperation, dismay, etc.
    Honestly! I want to finish this work and you keep interrupting.

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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From honeste (honourable, appropriate, excellent) +‎ -ly (adverbial suffix).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔnɛst(ə)liː/, /ˈɔnɛst(ə)liːtʃ(ə)/

AdverbEdit

honestly

  1. honourably, respectfully, nobly
  2. respectably, appropriately, politely
  3. tastefully, splendidly
  4. ethically, virtuously

DescendantsEdit

  • English: honestly

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