- Honestly Hon"est*ly, adv.
1. Honorably; becomingly; decently. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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honestly — mid 14c., from HONEST (Cf. honest) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). As an intensifier or exclamation, from 1898 … Etymology dictionary
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honestly — adverb 1 in an honest way: “I don t know,” she answered honestly. | Did he come by the money honestly, or was it stolen? 2 used to say that you really think that something is true, especially when it seems surprising: Does he honestly expect me… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
honestly — adverb Date: 14th century 1. in an honest manner: as a. without cheating < counted the ballots honestly > b. really, genuinely < was honestly scared > c. without frills < food honestly prepared > 2. to be honest … New Collegiate Dictionary
honestly — hon|est|ly [ anəstli ] adverb ** 1. ) in a way that is honest and moral: She was trying to do her job honestly and fairly. 2. ) SPOKEN used for emphasizing that what you are saying is true, especially when talking about yourself: I honestly can t … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English