Loyalty vs Honest - What's the difference?

loyalty | honest |


As a noun loyalty

is the state of being loyal; fidelity.

As an adjective honest is

(of a person or institution) scrupulous with regard to telling the truth; not given to swindling, lying, or fraud; upright.

As a verb honest is

(obsolete) to adorn or grace; to honour; to make becoming, appropriate, or honourable.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

loyalty

Alternative forms

* (archaic)

Noun

  • The state of being loyal; fidelity.
  • Faithfulness or devotion to some person, cause or nation.
  • Synonyms

    * trueness

    Antonyms

    *

    Derived terms

    *

    See also

    * * *

    honest

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • (of a person or institution) Scrupulous with regard to telling the truth; not given to swindling, lying, or fraud; upright.
  • We're the most honest people you will ever come across.
  • * Sir W. Temple
  • An honest physician leaves his patient when he can contribute no farther to his health.
  • (of a statement) True, especially as far as is known by the person making the statement; fair; unbiased.
  • an honest''' account of events''; '''''honest reporting
  • In good faith; without malice.
  • an honest mistake
  • (of a measurement device) Accurate.
  • an honest scale
  • Authentic; full.
  • an honest day's work
  • Earned or acquired in a fair manner.
  • an honest dollar
  • Open; frank.
  • an honest countenance
  • (obsolete) Decent; honourable; suitable; becoming.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Behold what honest clothes you send forth to bleaching!
    (Chaucer)
  • (obsolete) Chaste; faithful; virtuous.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Wives may be merry, and yet honest too.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * dishonest

    Derived terms

    * honest as the day is long * honesty

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To adorn or grace; to honour; to make becoming, appropriate, or honourable.
  • (Archbishop Sandys)
  • * (Ben Jonson)
  • You have very much honested my lodging with your presence.