What does honest mean?

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  1. (of a person or institution) Scrupulous with regard to telling the truth; not given to swindling, lying, or fraud; upright.
  2. (of a statement) True, especially as far as is known by the person making the statement; fair; unbiased.
  3. In good faith; without malice.
  4. (of a measurement device) Accurate.
  5. Authentic; full.
  6. Earned or acquired in a fair manner.
  7. Open; frank.
  8. (obsolete) Decent; honourable; suitable; becoming.
  9. (obsolete) Chaste; faithful; virtuous.
  1. (obsolete) To adorn or grace; to honour; to make becoming, appropriate, or honourable.
  1. (colloquial) Honestly; really.
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