Synonyms for aboveboard

Grammar : Adj, adv
Spell : uh-buhv-bawrd, -bohrd
Phonetic Transcription : əˈbʌvˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd

Top 10 synonyms for aboveboard Other synonyms for the word aboveboard

Définition of aboveboard

Origin :
  • 1610s, from above and board (n.1). "A figurative expression borrowed from gamesters, who, when they put their hands under the table, are changing their cards." [Johnson]
  • adj candid
  • adv candidly
Example sentences :
  • Such espionage pointed to something that was not quite open and aboveboard.
  • Extract from : « The Night Riders » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • They were things that didn't seem—what you would call square and aboveboard.
  • Extract from : « Fair Harbor » by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Must be willing to Work and Keep House shipshape and aboveboard.
  • Extract from : « Cap'n Eri » by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • And yet, if it was all aboveboard, he wouldn't have said that!
  • Extract from : « The Giant's Robe » by F. Anstey
  • Fundamental bent toward what is clean, manly and aboveboard!
  • Extract from : « Face to Face with Kaiserism » by James W. Gerard
  • I like the youth who is open and aboveboard, who says what he means and who is frank and fearless.
  • Extract from : « Motor Matt's Clue » by Stanley R. Matthews
  • Everything open and aboveboard, say I,—there's no occasion for mystery.
  • Extract from : « The Wizard of West Penwith » by William Bentinck Forfar
  • All this is fair and aboveboard and individual and progressive.
  • Extract from : « Principles of Political Economy » by Arthur Latham Perry
  • In these matters I believe in being absolutely frank and aboveboard.
  • Extract from : « Europe Revised » by Irvin S. Cobb
  • Best way, as far as I see, is to be open and aboveboard and firm.
  • Extract from : « The Side Of The Angels » by Basil King

Antonyms for aboveboard

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