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Definition of the adjective aboveboard

What does aboveboard mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. without concealment or deception; honest

Alternative definition of the adjective aboveboard


  1. Above the board or table. Hence: in open sight; without trick, concealment, or deception.

Definition of the adverb aboveboard

What does aboveboard mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. in an honest manner
    • example: was known for dealing aboveboard in everything
    • synonym of aboveboard: honestly

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Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2006)

More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Joseph Epstein

aboveboard; artless; blunt; candid; direct; forthright; frank; genuine; guileless; honest; ingenuous; naive; sincere; straightforward; truthful; veridical. veracious; ( the) opening (latest) salvo A moribund metaphor (see page 21). (a) (an) (wide) ...

Google previewThe Sailor's Illustrated Dictionary

" aboveboard adj. Above decks, without concealment. "We did not strike the cargo in question below, but kept it aboveboard.

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

volte-face, backing out, backing aboveboard absolution down, recantation, shift , turnabout, switch. aboveboard adj. honest,

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

custodian, depositary, depository, director, fiduciary, guardian, overseer trustee or trusteeship, of: fiduciary trustworthy: aboveboard, authentic, believable, confidential, credible, dependable, ethical, faithful, honest, loyal, reliable, responsible, ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

heritage, patrimony Legal—licit, lawful, aboveboard Legal accusation—charge Legal action—suit Legal action involving lawsuits—litigation Legal adviser— lawyer Legal age—majority Legal agreement—covenant Legal agreement before ...

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Open and aboveboard

The "Open and aboveboard", first spoken by Steve Hui, spokesperson of HKPF, was used by protestors after a protestor was abused by 7 policemen after they moved him to a dark corner and all caught by a TV team.

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Small photo of ADMIRALTY, HONG KONG - NOV 7: "Aboveboard" slogan hanged in the occupy central campaign at Admiralty, Hong Kong on Nov 7, 2014. The slogan is criticizing the chief executive for receiving money. More...

Scrabble value of A1B3O1V4E1B3O1A1R1D2

The value of this 10-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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