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What a world we live in. I want to be incredibly close to the heart of it all. To live honestly, truthfully and to be completely present is the ultimate enterprise.
Dianna Agron

Meaning of "honestly" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HONESTLY

honestly  [ˈɒnɪstlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HONESTLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Honestly can act as an adverb and an exclamation.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

Exclamation is an expression or voice that reflects an emotion or exaltation.

WHAT DOES HONESTLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Honestly

"Honestly" is a power ballad by the American Christian metal band Stryper. The song was the band's fifth single and their highest charting on the Billboard Hot 100. "Honestly" became one of the most requested songs on MTV. "Honestly" is one of Stryper's best-known songs, peaking at #23 on the Hot 100. It was Stryper's only Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Although it was Stryper's highest charting single, the critics typically described the song as being overtly syrupy or sugary.

Definition of honestly in the English dictionary

The definition of honestly in the dictionary is in an honest manner. Other definition of honestly is an expression of disgust, surprise, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HONESTLY


beastly
ˈbiːstlɪ
chastely
ˈtʃeɪstlɪ
Christly
ˈkraɪstlɪ
costly
ˈkɒstlɪ
dishonestly
dɪsˈɒnɪstlɪ
earnestly
ˈɜːnɪstlɪ
firstly
ˈfɜːstlɪ
ghostly
ˈɡəʊstlɪ
immodestly
ɪˈmɒdɪstlɪ
istle
ˈɪstlɪ
lastly
ˈlɑːstlɪ
modestly
ˈmɒdɪstlɪ
moistly
ˈmɔɪstlɪ
mostly
ˈməʊstlɪ
overmodestly
ˌəʊvəˈmɒdɪstlɪ
Priestley
ˈpriːstlɪ
unchastely
ʌnˈtʃeɪstlɪ
unprejudicedly
ʌnˈprɛdʒʊdɪstlɪ
vastly
ˈvɑːstlɪ
wistly
ˈwɪstlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HONESTLY

honed
Honegger
honer
honest
honest broker
honest Injun
honest to God
honest-to-God
honesties
honestness
honesty
honesty bar
honesty box
honewort
honey
honey badger
honey bear
honey buzzard
honey creeper

WORDS THAT END LIKE HONESTLY

augustly
bristly
confestly
fastly
ghastly
gristly
hostly
justly
manifestly
priestly
robustly
soothfastly
steadfastly
stedfastly
thistly
uncostly
unghostly
unpriestly
unsteadfastly

Synonyms and antonyms of honestly in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HONESTLY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «honestly» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of honestly

Translation of «honestly» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HONESTLY

Find out the translation of honestly to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of honestly from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «honestly» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

诚实地
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

de verdad
570 millions of speakers

English

honestly
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ईमानदारी से
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بِأَمَانَةٍ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

честно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

honestamente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

honesties
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

honnêtement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kejujuran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ehrlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

正直に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정직하게
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kejujuran
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một cách trung thực
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

honesties
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रामाणिकपणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

honesties
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

onestamente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

uczciwie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

щиро
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cinstit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ειλικρινά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

eerlik
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ärligt talat
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hederlig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of honestly

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HONESTLY»

The term «honestly» is very widely used and occupies the 3.741 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HONESTLY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about honestly

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10 QUOTES WITH «HONESTLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word honestly.
1
Dianna Agron
What a world we live in. I want to be incredibly close to the heart of it all. To live honestly, truthfully and to be completely present is the ultimate enterprise.
2
Jason Babin
Everybody gets all worked up about trash talk but it is what it is - it's talk... You ask any player, honestly, if trash talk's gonna affect how hard they play, because if a little trash talk affects how hard they can play, it just lets us know that they were holding back or weren't playing harder or as hard as they could.
3
Scott Baio
I very rarely came across rude or disrespectful people. I don't know how I slipped by all of them, but I honestly can't think of one experience off the top of my head that was like that. I'm sure they're there, but I'd have to think really hard to recall them.
4
Oksana Baiul
I wish I could say it's easy, but honestly, to get ready for a big championship is not as easy as it seems.
5
Michael Bay
Do you know what directors go through? It's just hell. Like, why do I work so hard - to think I'm only going to see this movie five times and then never see it again 'cause I'm so sick of it? What is it worth, honestly?
6
Hans Blix
I think that we have to do our job well, investigate thoroughly and then describe very honestly what we see to the Security Council. And some of the things might please people there and other things may not please the people.
7
Josh Bowman
In relationships, you want to be secure but not know what's coming next. Everyone has to have secrets, but if I'm asked a question, I'll answer honestly.
8
Action Bronson
I don't really do playlists. I don't know how to make a playlist, honestly.
9
Craig Brown
The best critics do not worry about what the author might think. That would be like a detective worrying about what a suspect might think. Instead, they treat the reader as an intelligent friend, and describe the book as honestly, and as entertainingly, as possible.
10
Michael Buble
I don't want to be the flavor, the passing thing that the girls scream at. I think that it's more important for me, honestly, that the guy who gets dragged to the show, you know, looks at his wife and says, thank you, that was great and tells his buddies.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HONESTLY»

Discover the use of honestly in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to honestly and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Honestly
'Honestly' takes readers on a journey past the walls most of us put up and into the recesses of one woman's heart. With rare grace, Sheila shares the story of her pilgrimage.
Sheila Walsh, 2010
2
Honestly: Really Living What We Say We Believe
Johnnie Moore, vice president and campus pastor of Liberty University, inspires readers with an enthusiastic challenge to live out fully what they say they believe as Christians.
Johnnie Moore, 2011
3
Honestly!
Discusses the importance of honesty, using examples of people who display this characteristic in different situations and including a story about a boy named James who broke a window.
Kelly Doudna, 2010
4
Honestly Healthy: Eat with your body in mind, the alkaline way
DIV Using the revolutionary new alkaline diet, Honestly Healthy is packed with recipes, tips and tricks to help you transform your daily routine from hectic and hurried to harmonious and holistic. ‘I Love this healthy eating book!!’ ...
Natasha Corrett, Vicki Edgson, 2013
5
Honestly
What could be taken from this effort is that the very young are not necessarily as responsible for their antics as older folk, but as one matures, they are held more accountable. This is as it should be.
Joseph Thomas Rossettie, 2011
6
Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten!: The Story of Little ...
The Story of Little Red Riding Hood As Told by the Wolf Trisha Speed Shaskan. And there she was: Little Red Kidihg l-lood. She looked as plump aridjuioy aa a pig, eweet APPLE. “With thie cape,” ehe eaid, “I'm even prettier than ueual.
Trisha Speed Shaskan, 2013
7
Quite Honestly
From the creator of the Rumpole stories—a novel of middle-class do-gooding gone awry Fans of John Mortimer and his popular Rumpole mysteries will love Quite Honestly, a comedy filled with a delightful cast of characters and Mortimer’s ...
John Mortimer, 2007
8
Honestly
This the second book in a series of poetic diaries of a young man's journey to become an adult.
Al Brown, 2008
9
Honestly, Mallory!
When Mallory cannot decide what to be on Career Day, it makes her feel like she is not good at anything and she ends up telling a lie that quickly gets out of control. Reprint.
Laurie B. Friedman, 2008
10
Honestly Dearest, You're Dead: A Mystery
A Safe Place for Dying, the first in Jack Fredrickson’s highly acclaimed Dek Elstrom mystery series, was nominated for the Shamus Award for Best First Novel.
Jack Fredrickson, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HONESTLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term honestly is used in the context of the following news items.
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Answer honestly about disability - Times Union
DEAR ABBY: I am a partially disabled person in my 70s. Because of arthritis in my spine and hip, I'm able to stand for only a few minutes and ... «Albany Times Union, Jul 15»
2
'I was honestly embarrassed': Brad Keselowski discusses Daytona …
"The kind of the sad part is I was honestly embarrassed that I hit Austin that long after the wreck," the Team Penske driver said. "A bunch of ... «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
3
'Honestly, we Malay youth don't care about political or racial issues …
A video clip of a young Malaysian speaking of the financial struggles she and her generation face to an audience who included Tan Sri ... «Malaysia Chronicle, Jul 15»
4
Honestly, N.J., are any of you eating your fruits and veggies?
We're the Garden State - so what's our excuse? A national telephone survey released Thursday shows Garden Staters are terrible at eating ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
5
Speak honestly with son, financee about his second wedding
By speaking honestly and directly with your son and his fiancee, it will help to limit mixed messages and hard feelings. Dear Annie: “Love Her” ... «Huntsville Item, Jul 15»
6
Nintendo on Animal Crossing spinoffs: Honestly, we just wanted …
"But as the Animal Crossing team, we were confident that if there was one, it would be really cute... honestly, we just wanted Animal Crossing ... «GameZone, Jul 15»
7
Ramaphosa: Reflect honestly on economic transformation
African National Congress (ANC) Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa called for the Tripartite Alliance to reflect honestly on the actions it has ... «The New Age Online, Jul 15»
8
I honestly had no idea how rubbish The Choir would be
If heartwarming, against-the-odds, triumph-over-adversity, wrong-side-of-the-tracks films float your boat and you are in no way demanding then ... «Spectator.co.uk, Jul 15»
9
Former Cardinal Todd Wellemeyer on Post-Baseball Life: I Honestly
I think I honestly have PTSD from baseball. I will dream about it probably three or four times a week that I'm actually going to go in and pitch. «InsideSTL, Jul 15»
10
Jimmy's Hall Wins You Over Honestly
Ken Loach's new film starts off with archival footage of New York City in the 1920s — dense, concrete skylines, the streets awash with people, ... «Vulture, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Honestly [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/honestly>. Jul 2020 ».
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