Honesty comes from ‘honest’ which is “showing fairness and sincerity, and free from deceit”. Then, honesty is “the state or quality of being honest”. Moreover, honesty is “a being truthful, trustworthy, or upright”.
Again, these terms were noted from Webster’s New Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language (Second edition, 1983). I used them in my thesis for bachelor degree a very long time ago. Hopefully, this post can be beneficial for you who read it.