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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Example sentences
Most important of all, perhaps, is for patients to be honest and forthright.
Honest, unpretentious, forthright and loving life partner.
But you can resolve among yourselves to be forthright with candidates on the
  subject.
Multinational corporations, she says, should stop apologising for capitalism
  and be more forthright about the benefits.
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