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honest

1. adjective truthful, sincere2. adjective (of work etc) diligent, legitimate3. adjective simple, no frills4. adjective (of price) reasonable5. interjection honestly
phrases
1 adjective truthful, sincereionraic adj1macánta adj3  c m ucneasta adj3  c m ushe's honest tá sí ionraic, is duine macánta íthat's my honest opinion sin é an rud a cheapaimse go hionraic, sin é mo bharúil mhacántahow honest of him nárbh ionraic an mhaise dó éan honest account of what happened cuntas ionraic ar an méid a tharla, cuntas macánta ar ar tharlait was an honest mistake ní d'aon turas a rinneadh an botúnhe made an honest attempt at it thug sé faoi, rinne sé a dhícheall leisit's the honest truth sin í an fhírinne ghlan, sin é lomchlár na fírinneshe had an honest heart bhí croí mór maith aici, bhí a croí san áit chearthe's been less than honest with you bhí sé mí-ionraic leatwe've got to be honest with ourselves caithfimid bheith ionraic faoi, bímis macánta faoibe honest with me about what happened inis an fhírinne dom faoinar tharla 2 adjective (of work etc) diligent, legitimateionraic adj1macánta adj3  c m ucóir adj1  c m uthere's no respect for honest work níl aon mheas ar obair ionraic, níl meas ar bith ar obair mhacántahe wants to make an honest living tá sé ag iarraidh a bheatha a shaothrú go cóir an honest day's work lá ceart oibre, lá cothrom oibre
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3 adjective simple, no frillssimplí adj3  c m uhonest lyrics liricí simplí 4 adjective (of price) reasonableréasúnta adj3  c m uhe bought it at an honest price cheannaigh sé é ar phraghas réasúnta 5 interjection honestly informaldáiríre  c m uI didn't steal it - honest! níor ghoid mé é - dáiríre!, níor ghoid mé é - níor ghoid!, níor ghoid mé é - sin í an fhírinne!
phrases

as honest as the day is long

she's as honest as the day is long tá sí chomh hionraic leis an ngrian, tá sí chomh macánta le huan

honest to God

(also

honest to goodness

, God's honest truth

) tá mé ag insint duittá mé á rá leatI'm fine, honest to God tá mé go breá, tá mé á rá leat; tá mé togha, i ndáiríre píreit was gorgeous, honest to goodness bhí sé go hálainn, tá mé á rá leat; bhí sé galánta, tá mé ag insint duit

to make an honest woman of sb

pósadhhe wants to make an honest woman of her tá sé ag iarraidh í a phósadh

to be honest

déanta na fírinnele fírinneleis an bhfírinne a ráchun an fhírinne a ráto be honest, she made a mess of it déanta na fírinne, rinne sí praiseach deI think he's an eejit, to be quite honest sílim gur amadán ceart é, chun an fhírinne ghlan a rá; sílim gur leibide é, sin í an fhírinne

let's be honest

bímis ionraicbímis macántalet's be honest, it's censorship bímis macánta, cinsireacht atá ann; ná bíodh aon dul amú orainn, cinsireacht atá ann

if I'm honest

leis an bhfírinne a ráchun an fhírinne a rá

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