Since then, no president has spoken to the American people with so much candor, directness, and vision.
He spoke without notes and inspired confidence in a hurt world because of his directness, honesty, and compassion.
Mentally, he is full of aggression, thrust, directness, essentially active, not passive.
Again and again, Huntsman took the risk of honesty and directness and was rewarded for it.
She was bold, but not brazen; hers seemed the boldness, the directness, of a child or a savage.
They were not prepared for his swiftness and directness, for his attack without warning.
As a community, San Francisco exalted personal courage, directness of encounter, straight and effective shooting.
In their eyes were the extraordinary boldness and directness of the sea.
Now, to my astonishment, I perceive a woman; a directness of vision; a delicate perception of standards and a firmness of purpose.
There is a directness of aim in virtue which gives an insight into vice.
late 14c., "to write (to someone), to address," from Latin directus "straight," past participle of dirigere "set straight," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + regere "to guide" (see regal). Cf. dress; address.
Meaning "to govern, regulate" is from c.1500; "to order, ordain" is from 1650s. Sense of "to write the destination on the outside of a letter" is from 16c. Of plays, films, etc., from 1913. Related: Directed; directing.
late 14c., from Latin directus "straight," past participle of dirigere "set straight" (see direct (v.)).