Honesty refers to a facet of moral character and connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with the absence of lying, cheating, theft, etc.Honesty also involves being trustworthy, loyal, fair, and sincere.
April 30 is national honesty day in the United States William Shakespeare famously describes honesty as an attribute people leave behind when he wrote that "no legacy is so rich as honesty" in act 3 scene 5 of "All's Well that Ends Well." For example, individuals may be perceived as being "too honest" if they honestly express the negative opinions of others, either without having been asked their opinion, or having been asked in a circumstance where the response would be trivial.
Honest is, in turn, defined as "Free of deceit; truthful and sincere...
During the Fundamentalist-Modernist controversy of the 1920s, Christian evangelist Bob Jones, Sr.
grew increasingly concerned about the secularization of higher education and the influence of religious liberalism in denominational colleges.
Nevertheless, Jones's move to Cleveland proved extraordinarily advantageous.