Is it the juxtaposition of Geordie straightforwardness with lofty intellectualism?
His perfect candour and straightforwardness were not only admirable in themselves but were a great assistance to business.
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.
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.
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.
It has the straightforwardness of the old-time story-teller.