Lunaria rediva
Honesty Hon"es*ty, n. [OE. honeste, oneste, honor, OF. honest['e], onest['e] (cf. F. honn[^e]tet['e]), L. honestas. See {Honest}, a.] 1. Honor; honorableness; dignity; propriety; suitableness; decency. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

She derives her honesty and achieves her goodness. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. The quality or state of being honest; probity; fairness and straightforwardness of conduct, speech, etc.; integrity; sincerity; truthfulness; freedom from fraud or guile. [1913 Webster]

That we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. --1 Tim. ii. 2. [1913 Webster]

3. Chastity; modesty. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

To lay . . . siege to the honesty of this Ford's wife. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. (Bot.) Satin flower; the name of two cruciferous herbs having large flat pods, the round shining partitions of which are more beautiful than the blossom; -- called also {lunary} and {moonwort}. {Lunaria biennis} is common honesty; {Lunaria rediva} is perennial honesty.

Syn: Integrity; probity; uprightness; trustiness; faithfulness; honor; justice; equity; fairness; candor; plain-dealing; veracity; sincerity. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Lunaria biennis — Honesty Hon es*ty, n. [OE. honeste, oneste, honor, OF. honest[ e], onest[ e] (cf. F. honn[^e]tet[ e]), L. honestas. See {Honest}, a.] 1. Honor; honorableness; dignity; propriety; suitableness; decency. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] She derives… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Honesty — Hon es*ty, n. [OE. honeste, oneste, honor, OF. honest[ e], onest[ e] (cf. F. honn[^e]tet[ e]), L. honestas. See {Honest}, a.] 1. Honor; honorableness; dignity; propriety; suitableness; decency. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] She derives her… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lunary — Honesty Hon es*ty, n. [OE. honeste, oneste, honor, OF. honest[ e], onest[ e] (cf. F. honn[^e]tet[ e]), L. honestas. See {Honest}, a.] 1. Honor; honorableness; dignity; propriety; suitableness; decency. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] She derives… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moonwort — Honesty Hon es*ty, n. [OE. honeste, oneste, honor, OF. honest[ e], onest[ e] (cf. F. honn[^e]tet[ e]), L. honestas. See {Honest}, a.] 1. Honor; honorableness; dignity; propriety; suitableness; decency. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] She derives… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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