Define To Be Honest Meaning

To Be Honest
Absolutely pointless statement, that adds nothing to any conversation it is included in. Used by dumbasses to sound "smarter" or "prove a point".

Also see: to be frank, frankly, honestly

By Dorolisa
To Be Honest
The phrase "to be honest" is often used as a filler which makes a sentence run on. It is often perceived that one who uses such phrase implies that they often are not honest, so they feel the need to say "to be honest" when they actually are being honest.

By Cassie
A word you use to accentuate that you really are not being that serious (sic!), but rather making a light-hearted comment in a meme stylee (sic!). Memeheads are spouting it out like there is no tomorrow – and there well might not be one, thanks to Corona.

Among the "great eight" of filler words whose meaning the people using them don't even understand, but solely spam them to every YouTube video they can get their hands into, because "that is what you are supposed to do!" The other words are: literally, appreciate, underrated, legit short for legitimate, ignore, actually, though short for although.

Also closely related to the mythical "YouTube algorithm".

Melvin on YouTube comments section of any given video: "Lets be honest: u didnt' searched for this *ambiguous smiley* U could of but, u did'nt though..."
By Virginie
A divine attribute we often wrongly assign to one we admire, but sadly, like telepathy, honesty is a characteristic not inherent in humanity. To be truly and completely honest with someone, one must first be truly and completely honest with one’s self. Since our species is incapable of seeing past its own fears, desires, prejudices, convictions, emotional attachments, memories and flawed perceptions, man is not capable of viewing an unfiltered reality. Every single conclusion a person comes to is first carefully screened and reviewed through a series of subconscious unrelated facets of collective reasoning and thus all humanity is blind to all truth. Thus, no one is truly and completely honest with themselves and thus cannot be truly and completely honest with others. The most anyone can hope to give is their honest opinion. But that’s all it is, an opinion.

To give an example would be contrary to my definition of “honest.”
By Philippe
To Be Honest
Implies that the speaker usually lies, but will be honest this one time. Yeah right.

To be honest, I think you're really good at soccer. Really.
By Mandie
What everyone wants you to be, but no one wants to hear

Girl: Come on! Be honest am I fat?

Guy: Fine, honestly your fat.

Girl: Wtf is wrong with you faggot? I fucking hate you.
By Nert
To Be Honest
an incredibly over-used refuge for the inarticulate to máke a point of statement.Can be used in any sentence as long as you agree with yourself.

i really don't like to stick pineapples up my be honest. But have you tried a cucumber?
By Ilse
To Be Honest
The crutch of a idiot who uses it to append declarative sentences in order to sound more authoritative.

To be honest, I really have no idea what I'm talking about and use cliches where smarter people use original thought.
By Kally
A significant human quality in which a person communicates and acts truthfully, in accordance with a sense of faithfulness, sincerity, and fairness. Honesty is one of the characteristics that establishes a virtuous person. Honesty implies a lack of deceit. A principal reason for this may be that honesty simplifies communication, in that honest statements can be trusted at point blank with little or no doubt. An honest person describes one who will always (or mostly always) tell true statements, narratives, or promises.
A honest person is someone who will never lie, cheat, or steal. This is the type of person that can easily be trusted by others.

ATTORNEY: So the date of birth (of the baby) was August 8th, 2008?
WITNESS: Yes, of course.
ATTORNEY: I have reviewed the baby's birth certificate, and it turns out that the birth date was, in fact, August 8, 2008. Thank you for being honest with me.
WITNESS: No problem.
By Amye
(Note: honest is DIFFERENT than truth)
not deceptive or fraudulent; completely telling the truth in regards to the matter at hand

She asked where he was at midnight. He was honest and said he was at another woman's house, as opposed to saying he was at "someone's" house, or a "buddy's" house.
By Vonni