[syn: honestly, aboveboard]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Honestly \Hon"est*ly\, adv.
1. Honorably; becomingly; decently. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
2. In an honest manner; as, a contract honestly made; to live
honestly; to speak honestly. --Shak.
To come honestly by.
(a) To get honestly.
(b) A circumlocution for to inherit; as, to come honestly
by a feature, a mental trait, a peculiarity.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: (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" [syn: honestly,
2: in an honest manner; "in he can't get it honestly, he is
willing to steal it"; "was known for dealing aboveboard in
everything" [syn: honestly, aboveboard] [ant:
deceitfully, dishonestly, venally]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
60 Moby Thesaurus words for "honestly":
authentically, blamelessly, bluntly, candidly, conscientiously,
creditably, decently, dependably, disinterestedly, equitably,
erectly, ethically, fairly, fastidiously, frankly, genuinely,
high-mindedly, honorably, immaculately, impartially, in good faith,
in plain English, in plain words, ingenuously, irreproachably,
justly, legitimately, meticulously, morally, naturally, nobly,
objectively, openly, plainly, punctiliously, purely, really,
reliably, reputably, righteously, scrupulously, simply, sincerely,
stainlessly, straightforwardly, truly, truthfully, unaffectedly,
unambiguously, unassumedly, unequivocally, unimpeachably,
unreservedly, unspottedly, uprightly, upstandingly, veridically,
virtuously, warts and all, worthily