Definition of Forthrightness

1. Noun. The quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech.

Exact synonyms: Candidness, Candor, Candour, Directness, Frankness
Generic synonyms: Honestness, Honesty
Specialized synonyms: Ingenuousness
Derivative terms: Candid, Candid, Direct, Forthright, Frank



Definition of Forthrightness

1. n. Straightforwardness; explicitness; directness.

Definition of Forthrightness

1. Noun. The characteristic or quality of being forthright ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Forthrightness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forthrightness

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Literary usage of Forthrightness

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1. The American Historical Review by American Historical Association (1902)
"... whilom governing classes, " "in a huff"; while " forthrightness," "averse from," "functioned," "to treat with the king direct," are not English at all. ..."

2. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair by Lee H. Hamilton, Daniel K. Inouye (1995)
"... the recognition that cooperation and forthrightness on covert activities were essential in the relationship between the Executive and Congress. ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"We are charmed at once by the manly naturalness of St. Peter and the uncompromising moral forthrightness of St. James. The " brief quivering sentences" of ..."

4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1844)
"With a soldier's forthrightness But if economic conditions are he declares that he merely executes not improved the situation can be- the orders of his ..."

5. Music in the History of the Western Church: With an Introduction on by Edward Dickinson (1902)
"The homely vigor and forthrightness of the Lutheran hymn seemed to the shallow critical spirits of ..."

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