Learner's definition of HONESTY
: the quality of being fair and truthful : the quality of being honest
She is admired for her kindness and her honesty.
He demands honesty from everyone who works for him.
He didn't even have enough honesty to tell me he was leaving.
honesty is the best policy
— used to say that telling the truth is better than lying even when it is hard to do
in all honesty
— used to stress that a statement is true
In all honesty, I don't know what you're talking about.
I don't like him, but in all honesty, I don't know why.