Definition of Straightforwardness

1. Noun. The quality of being direct and straightforward. "What some people take for rudeness is really straightforwardness"

Exact synonyms: Downrightness
Generic synonyms: Directness, Straightness
Derivative terms: Downright, Straightforward, Straightforward, Straightforward



2. Noun. Without hypocrisy. "The singleness of his motives could not be questioned"
Exact synonyms: Singleness
Generic synonyms: Sincerity
Derivative terms: Straightforward

Definition of Straightforwardness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being straightforward. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Straightforwardness

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straightened
straightener
straighteners
straightening
straightens
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straightest
straightfaced
straightfacedly
straightfaces
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straightforward
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straightforwardness (current term)
straighthorn
straighthorns
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straightjacket
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straightlaced
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Literary usage of Straightforwardness

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1. Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, H. Tetu, Wilfrid Philip Ward (1889)
"... the interpretations advocated were forced interpretations, seemed to them wanting in straightforwardness, where straightforwardness was most called for. ..."

2. William George Ward and the Oxford Movement by Wilfrid Philip Ward (1889)
"... the interpretations advocated were forced interpretations, seemed to them wanting in straightforwardness, where straightforwardness was most called for. ..."

3. The Moral Basis of Democracy: Sunday Morning Talks to Students and Graduates by Arthur Twining Hadley (1919)
"... THE DUTY OF straightforwardness 1915 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. ..."

4. The Moral Basis of Democracy: Sunday Morning Talks to Students and Graduates by Arthur Twining Hadley (1919)
"... THE DUTY OF straightforwardness 1915 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. ..."

5. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1846)
"Cromwell allowed his politic fear of straightforwardness to become a real mental disease. He could not get himself to say anything openly: the constant ..."

6. Baltimore: Its History and Its People by Clayton Colman Hall, Lewis Historical Publishing Co (1912)
"His most striking characteristic is his perfectly frank, open and simple straightforwardness in thought, speech and action. Like the true-born American, ..."

7. The Great Metropolis by James Grant (1837)
"... them—The privations they sometimes submit to to keep up appearances—More sincerity and straightforwardness among them than among the higher classes, ..."

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