aboveboard Definition

openly and honestly; without deceit or trickery.

Using aboveboard: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "aboveboard" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The company's dealings were completely aboveboard.

  • Example

    I want to make sure that everything is done aboveboard.

  • Example

    We need to be aboveboard in our negotiations with the other party.

aboveboard Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for aboveboard

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Origins of aboveboard

from the phrase 'above board', meaning 'on or above the deck of a ship'


Summary: aboveboard in Brief

'Aboveboard' [əˌbʌvˈbɔːd] means openly and honestly, without deceit or trickery. It is often used to describe business dealings or negotiations. Synonyms include 'honest' and 'forthright,' while antonyms include 'dishonest' and 'deceitful.'