|1.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||intensifier honest blunt blunt blunt|
|2.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||dishonestly honest honest|