to be honest significado, to be honest definición | diccionario de inglés definición

Collins

honest

  
1       adj   If you describe someone as honest, you mean that they always tell the truth, and do not try to deceive people or break the law.  
I know she's honest and reliable.     
  honestly      adv   ADV after v  
She fought honestly for a just cause and for freedom.     
2       adj   If you are honest in a particular situation, you tell the complete truth or give your sincere opinion, even if this is not very pleasant.   (=frank)  
I was honest about what I was doing..., He had been honest with her and she had tricked him!...     
  honestly      adv   ADV with v   (=frankly)  
It came as a shock to hear an old friend speak so honestly about Ted.     
3       adv   You say `honest' before or after a statement to emphasize that you are telling the truth and that you want people to believe you.  
INFORMAL   ADV with cl     (emphasis)    I'm not sure, honest.     
4    Some people say `honest to God' to emphasize their feelings or to emphasize that something is really true.  
INFORMAL  
honest to God      phrase   PHR with cl, PHR n     (emphasis)    I wish we weren't doing this, Lillian, honest to God, I really do...     
5    You can say `to be honest' before or after a statement to indicate that you are telling the truth about your own opinions or feelings, especially if you think these will disappoint the person you are talking to.  
to be honest             phrase   PHR with cl     (feelings)    To be honest the house is not quite our style...     
Traducción diccionario Collins Ingles - Cobuild  
Collins
honest  
1       adj   If you describe someone as honest, you mean that they always tell the truth, and do not try to deceive people or break the law.  
I know she's honest and reliable.     
  honestly      adv   ADV after v  
She fought honestly for a just cause and for freedom.     
2       adj   If you are honest in a particular situation, you tell the complete truth or give your sincere opinion, even if this is not very pleasant.   (=frank)  
I was honest about what I was doing..., He had been honest with her and she had tricked him!...     
  honestly      adv   ADV with v   (=frankly)  
It came as a shock to hear an old friend speak so honestly about Ted.     
3       adv   You say `honest' before or after a statement to emphasize that you are telling the truth and that you want people to believe you.  
INFORMAL   ADV with cl     (emphasis)    I'm not sure, honest.     
4    Some people say `honest to God' to emphasize their feelings or to emphasize that something is really true.  
INFORMAL  
honest to God      phrase   PHR with cl, PHR n     (emphasis)    I wish we weren't doing this, Lillian, honest to God, I really do...     
5    You can say `to be honest' before or after a statement to indicate that you are telling the truth about your own opinions or feelings, especially if you think these will disappoint the person you are talking to.  
to be honest      phrase   PHR with cl     (feelings)    To be honest the house is not quite our style...     


honest broker        ( honest brokers    plural  ) If a person or country acts as an honest broker, they try to help people resolve a dispute or arrange a deal by talking to all sides and finding out what they want, without favouring any one side.      n-count   usu sing  
Canada's prime minister will be hoping to play honest broker in the row between the United States and Japan.     

Traducción diccionario Collins Ingles - Cobuild  

Collins

honest

  
1    conscientious, decent, ethical, high-minded, honourable, law-abiding, reliable, reputable, scrupulous, trustworthy, trusty, truthful, upright, veracious, virtuous  
2    above board, authentic, bona fide, genuine, honest to goodness, on the level     (informal)   on the up and up, proper, real, straight, true  
3    equitable, fair, fair and square, impartial, just  
4    candid, direct, forthright, frank, ingenuous, open, outright, plain, round, sincere, straightforward, undisguised, unfeigned, upfront     (informal)  
  
Antonyms     
   bad, corrupt, counterfeit, crooked, deceitful, disguised, dishonest, false, fraudulent, guilty, illegitimate, immoral, insincere, secretive, treacherous, unethical, unfair, unfaithful, unlawful, unprincipled, unreliable, unrighteous, unscrupulous, untrustworthy, untruthful  

Diccionario de inglés sinónimos  

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exp.
to be staggering
Das ist ein Hammer!
v.
to be lost
he went missing my dog went missing for three days
adj.
able to be seen
[US] Ex.: the car in front of us was visible because we had the lights on
exp.
to be unable to think for oneself
used in a condescending way
exp.
to be left in a state of confusion or uncertainty
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
exp.
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
adj.
to be gutsy means to have guts
to be gutsy: avoir du cran
adj.
(about persons) not to be trusted; dangerous
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
exp.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
exp.
A thing which ought to be perfectly vertical but which through fault is slanting is said to be off plumb.
n.
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
neologism ... created on some blog
exp.
When sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem
exp.
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
slang
n.
the process of reaching a conclusion about something because of other things that you know to be true
[US] I often find my stuff by using deduction but sometimes it doesn't help at all.
exp.
The transference of virtual assets and value stored on web possible to be distributed upon user’s death.
[Tech.]
n.
To delibaretly make someone feel frightened especially so that they will do what you want ; scared and follow directions of yours or what you want thing to be ...
n.
Someone (usually a young man) who tries unsuccessfully to be funny by making lame jokes and doing stupid things
US English, colloquial
exp.
User’s online presence that hold the potential to be the key to ones online identity, value and worth.
[Tech.]
n.
Something that as soon as it is done becomes decided upon to repeat the next year and years to come. Does not necessarily have to had been done previous years to be defined an instant tradition.
id.
to be more sucsessful than others in a competitive situation.or to do things in advance to reach sucsess in a competition.
I jelous my friend she is always ahead of the game! That basketball tim was ahead of the game that is why they won!
exp.
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
exp.
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"
exp.
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.

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