he earned the money honestly

fairly, lawfully, legally, legitimately, honourably, decently, ethically; informal on the level

we honestly believe this

sincerely, genuinely, truthfully, truly, wholeheartedly, to be honest, to be frank, in all honesty, in all sincerity

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  • Honestly — Hon est*ly, adv. 1. Honorably; becomingly; decently. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. In an honest manner; as, a contract honestly made; to live honestly; to speak honestly. Shak. [1913 Webster] {To come honestly by}. (a) To get honestly. (b) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • honestly — [än′ist′lē] adv. 1. in an honest manner 2. truly; really: used as an intensive [honestly, it is so] …   English World dictionary

  • honestly — index fairly (impartially), faithfully, in good faith Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • honestly — mid 14c., from HONEST (Cf. honest) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). As an intensifier or exclamation, from 1898 …   Etymology dictionary

  • honestly — ► ADVERB 1) in an honest way. 2) really (used for emphasis) …   English terms dictionary

  • honestly — [[t]ɒ̱nɪstli[/t]] 1) ADV: ADV before v (emphasis) You use honestly to emphasize that you are referring to your, or someone else s, true beliefs or feelings. I honestly feel I cannot do any more to prove myself... I honestly don t know... But did… …   English dictionary

  • Honestly — Infobox Single Name = Honestly Cover size = Caption = Artist = Stryper from Album = To Hell with the Devil A side = Honestly B side = Sing Along Song Released = 1987 Format = Vinyl Recorded = 1986 Genre = Christian metal Length = Label = Enigma… …   Wikipedia

  • honestly — hon|est|ly S2 [ˈɔnıstli US ˈa:n ] adv 1.) used to emphasize that what you are saying is true, even though it may seem surprising ▪ I honestly don t know how old my parents are. ▪ I can honestly say that I never worry about him now. 2.) spoken… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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