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straightforward

[streyt-fawr-werd] /ˌstreɪtˈfɔr wərd/
adjective
1.
going or directed straight ahead:
a straightforward gaze.
2.
direct; not roundabout:
a straightforward approach to a problem.
3.
free from crookedness or deceit; honest:
straightforward in one's dealings.
adverb
4.
Also, straightforwards. straight ahead; directly or continuously forward.
Origin of straightforward
1800-1810
1800-10; straight + forward
Related forms
straightforwardly, adverb
straightforwardness, noun
unstraightforward, adjective
Synonyms
1. undeviating, unswerving.
Antonyms
1, 2. devious.
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  • Some good, straightforward boys are wholly destitute of humor.

    John Bull, Junior Max O'Rell
  • "Then say yes, and have done with it," suggested the straightforward soldier.

    White Lies Charles Reade
  • The language is straightforward on the whole, almost the only crux being ii.

    Dante: His Times and His Work Arthur John Butler
  • The hero is as straightforward, resolute, and self-reliant as ever.

    Down South Oliver Optic
  • Let all your construction be strong, simple, and straightforward.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
British Dictionary definitions for straightforward

straightforward

/ˌstreɪtˈfɔːwəd/
adjective
1.
(of a person) honest, frank, or simple
2.
(mainly Brit) (of a task, etc) simple; easy
adverb, adjective
3.
in a straight course
Derived Forms
straightforwardly, adverb
straightforwardness, noun
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Word Origin and History for straightforward
adj.

1550s, from straight (adj.1) + forward. In reference to language, from 1806.

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