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straightforward

[streyt-fawr-werd] /ˌstreɪtˈfɔr wərd/
adjective
1.
going or directed straight ahead:
a straightforward gaze.
2.
direct; not roundabout:
a straightforward approach to a problem.
3.
free from crookedness or deceit; honest:
straightforward in one's dealings.
adverb
4.
Also, straightforwards. straight ahead; directly or continuously forward.
Origin of straightforward
1800-1810
1800-10; straight + forward
Related forms
straightforwardly, adverb
straightforwardness, noun
unstraightforward, adjective
Synonyms
1. undeviating, unswerving.
Antonyms
1, 2. devious.
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  • His perfect candour and straightforwardness were not only admirable in themselves but were a great assistance to business.

    Lord Randolph Churchill Winston Spencer Churchill
  • It has the same simplicity and straightforwardness as Greek sculpture.

  • The first is its straightforwardness, the second is its unconsciousness, and the last its unselfishness.

    Sermons Preached at Brighton Frederick W. Robertson
  • He had learnt that honesty and straightforwardness get rid of any difficulties.

  • straightforwardness in word, thought, or action was to him as incomprehensible as it was impossible.

    Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
  • The straightforwardness of this passage is of a piece with the rest of the poem.

  • There is a boldness, a straightforwardness, an honesty in this challenge, which cannot be mistaken.

  • It may have been that my conscience was not quite clear as to my own straightforwardness in this matter.

    My Friend Smith Talbot Baines Reed
  • It has the straightforwardness of the old-time story-teller.

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British Dictionary definitions for straightforwardness

straightforward

/ˌstreɪtˈfɔːwəd/
adjective
1.
(of a person) honest, frank, or simple
2.
(mainly Brit) (of a task, etc) simple; easy
adverb, adjective
3.
in a straight course
Derived Forms
straightforwardly, adverb
straightforwardness, noun
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Word Origin and History for straightforwardness

straightforward

adj.

1550s, from straight (adj.1) + forward. In reference to language, from 1806.

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