Definition of Straightforward

1. Adjective. Free from ambiguity. "A straightforward set of instructions"

Similar to: Unambiguous, Unequivocal, Univocal
Derivative terms: Straightforwardness



2. Adjective. Without evasion or compromise. "He is not being as straightforward as it appears"
Exact synonyms: Square, Straight
Similar to: Direct
Derivative terms: Straightness, Straightforwardness, Straightforwardness

3. Adjective. Without concealment or deception; honest. "Straightforward in all his business affairs"
Exact synonyms: Aboveboard
Similar to: Square, Straight
Derivative terms: Straightforwardness

4. Adjective. Pointed directly ahead. "A straightforward gaze"
Similar to: Direct

Definition of Straightforward

1. a. Proceeding in a straight course or manner; not deviating; honest; frank.

Definition of Straightforward

1. Adjective. Proceeding in a straight course or manner; not deviating; honest; frank. ¹

2. Adverb. In a straightforward manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Straightforward

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Straightforward

straighten out
straighten up
straightenable
straightened
straightener
straighteners
straightening
straightens
straighter
straightest
straightfaced
straightfacedly
straightfaces
straightforth
straightforward (current term)
straightforwardly
straightforwardness
straighthorn
straighthorns
straighties
straighting
straightish
straightjacket
straightjackets
straightlaced
straightly
straightnesses
straights

Literary usage of Straightforward

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1. The Singing of the Future by David Thomas Ffrangcon- Davies (1905)
"CHAPTER III STYLE (CONTINUED) Style, straightforward and spontaneous, ideal, real, ... IN the next place style must be straightforward and spontaneous. ..."

2. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1894)
"He -mas a man of simple tastes and manners, direct of speech and address, straightforward in dealings, loyal to the cause of his clients, devoted to friends ..."

3. Rural Rides in the Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hants, Berks, Oxford by William Cobbett (1908)
"Our lines of movement are fair and straightforward. We destroy all weeds, which, like tax- eaters, do nothing but devour the sustenance that ought to feed ..."

4. Democracy and the Organization of Political Parties by Moisei Ostrogorski (1902)
"... had not waited for this crisis to leave the Whig Organization and take their stand on a plain, straightforward anti-slavery platform. ..."

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