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British English: /ˈɒnɪst/
American English: /ˈɑnəst/

Translation of honest in German:


  • 2
    the honest truth
    die reine Wahrheit
    to be honest [with you]
    offen od. ehrlich gesagt
  • 4
    he made an honest woman of her
    er heiratete sie
  • 5 (got by fair means)
    ehrlich erworben
    ehrlich verdient
    ehrlich erwirtschaftet
    make an honest living
    sein Leben auf ehrliche Weise verdienen
    earn or turn an honest penny
    sich Dat. sein Brot ehrlich verdienen
  • 7honest [to God], honest to goodness!

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    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly