forth right

forthright

[adj., n. fawrth-rahyt, fohrth-; adv. fawrth-rahyt, fohrth-, fawrth-rahyt, fohrth-]
adjective
1.
going straight to the point; frank; direct; outspoken: It's sometimes difficult to be forthright and not give offense.
2.
proceeding in a straight course; direct; straightforward: a forthright glance.
adverb Also, forthrightly.
3.
straight or directly forward; in a direct or straightforward manner: He told us forthright just what his objections were.
4.
straightaway; at once; immediately: He saw forthright that such an action was folly.
noun
5.
Archaic. a straight course or path.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English; Old English forthrihte. See forth, right

forthrightness, noun
unforthright, adjective
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forthright
 
adj
1.  direct and outspoken
 
adv
2.  in a direct manner; frankly
3.  at once
 
'forthrightness
 
n

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forthright
O.E. forðriht; see forth + right. Related: Forthrightness.
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