Definition of Forthright

1. Adjective. Characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion. "A point-blank accusation"




2. Adverb. Directly and without evasion; not roundabout. "Spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point"
Exact synonyms: Forthrightly, Squarely
Partainyms: Square

Definition of Forthright

1. adv. Straight forward; in a straight direction.

2. a. Direct; straightforward; as, a forthright man.

3. n. A straight path.

Definition of Forthright

1. Adjective. straightforward; not evasive; characterized by candor and directness ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Forthright

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Forthright

forthleaps
forthleapt
forthled
forthlook
forthlooked
forthlooking
forthlooks
forthnim
forthpushing
forthput
forthputting
forthright
forthrightly
forthrightness
forthrights
forthrist
forths
forthsend
forthsending
forthsends
forthsent
forthshow
forthshowed
forthshowing
forthshown
forthshows

Literary usage of Forthright

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Dawn in Britain by Charles Montagu Doughty (1906)
"From their town gates; where Belinus called him Son. The young king holds thence way, forthright, ..."

2. The Law Journal Reports: New Series (1883)
"125. of persons who, if English justice could ever be swayed by personal feeling, or could for a moment "hedge aside from the direct forthright," would ..."

3. The Mystic and Other Poems by Philip James Bailey (1855)
"... While the fay-queen and her ladies, with their flower-robed damsels fair, Came forthright to greet her crowned spouse, and royal guestling there. ..."

4. Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp: Zein Ul Asnam and the King of the Jinn by John Payne (1901)
"1 And he bade forthright break off the rejoicings and the marriage was dissolved. The folk and the people of the city marvelled at this strange thing, ..."

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