Honest vs Objective - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between honest and objective

is that honest is (of a person or institution) scrupulous with regard to telling the truth; not given to swindling, lying, or fraud; upright while objective is of or relating to a material object, actual existence or reality.

As a verb honest

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

As a noun objective is

a material object that physically exists.

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.

    objective

    English

    (Objectivity)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or relating to a material object, actual existence or reality.
  • Not influenced by the emotions or prejudices.
  • Based on observed facts.
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  • (grammar) Of, or relating to a noun or pronoun used as the object of a verb.
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  • Usage notes

    * Said of account, judgment, criteria, person, existence, or observation.

    Antonyms

    * subjective

    Derived terms

    * nonobjective * objective correlative * objectivity

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A material object that physically exists.
  • A goal that is striven for.
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  • Objectives' are the stepping stones which guide you to achieving your goals. They must be verifiable in some way, whether that?s statistically – ‘the more I do this, the better I get at it? – or by some other achievable concept such as getting the job or relationship that you want. It?s crucial that your ' objectives lead you logically towards your goal and are quantifiable.
  • (grammar) The objective case; a noun or pronoun in that case.
  • The lens or lenses of a camera, microscope, or other optical device closest to the object being examined.
  • Synonyms

    * See also