1. [ adverb ] (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that
Synonyms: frankly candidly

"honestly, I don't believe it" "candidly, I think she doesn't have a conscience" "frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"

Related terms: intensifier honest blunt blunt blunt
2. [ adverb ] in an honest manner
Synonyms: aboveboard

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

Related terms: dishonestly honest honest
Similar spelling:   honest