Translation of honest in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈɑːnəst; ˈɒnɪst/


  • 1.1 (trustworthy, upright) [person/action] honrado, honesto; [face] de persona honrada or honesta to make an honest living ganarse la vida honradamente to earn o turn an honest dollar o buck o (BrE) penny [colloquial/familiar] ganarse el pan honradamente he made an honest woman of her [humorístico/humorous] cumplió y se casó con ella
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    • ‘From the beginning we have been asking for fair and honest elections,’ he said.
    • All but four members of the commission said that the last election was fair and honest.
    • I believe that only a truly even-handed approach can lead to an honest, morally convincing, and effective human rights policy.
    1.2 (sincere) [appraisal] sincero, franco; [opinion/attempt] sincero you're not being honest with me no estás siendo sincero or franco conmigo let's be honest: it was a disaster seamos sinceros or francos: fue un desastre to be honest with you … si quieres que te diga la verdad or que te sea sincero … be honest sé sincero, di la verdad
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    • For a transaction of this magnitude to be successful, all parties involved must be honest, sincere and truthful to one another.
    • As a Republican, I sincerely thank you for your honest, open, sincere and thoughtful dialogue.
    • Remember, your compliments must be honest, sincere and genuine.
    1.3 (as interj) [colloquial/familiar] de veras I didn't do it, honest! ¡de veras que no fui yo!

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