Pronunciation: (on'ist),[key] —adj. 1. honorable in principles, intentions, and actions; upright and fair: an honest person. 2. showing uprightness and fairness: honest dealings. 3. gained or obtained fairly: honest wealth. 4. sincere; frank: an honest face. 5. genuine or unadulterated: honest commodities. 6. respectable; having a good reputation: an honest name. 7. truthful or creditable: honest weights. 8. humble, plain, or unadorned.
9. Archaic.chaste; virtuous.