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
Fine physics fizzled forlornly failing forthrightness' frankness.
Swaggering forthrightness is the conventional path to selling one's story of
  hood respect to the streets.
Two decades later, her songs still hold on to the forthrightness and the pained
  determination of the blues.
She had the self-confidence to express herself with humor and forthrightness
  whether speaking to friends or to the public.
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