honest adj.

VERBS be, seem

ADV. extremely, really, scrupulously, truly, very | absolutely, completely, perfectly, quite, totally | less than, not altogether, not entirely I don't think you've been altogether honest with me. | basically, enough, reasonably She seems honest enough. | refreshingly | brutally, painfully, ruthlessly Let's be brutally honest about this: you haven't a hope of succeeding.

PREP. about Try to be honest about how you feel. | in He is always scrupulously honest in his business activities. | with My parents were always completely honest with me.

PHRASES to be honest (with you) To be quite honest with you, I don't think he's the right person for the job. | open and honest She was totally open and honest about her feelings.