Definition of Straightness

1. Noun. (of hair) lack of a tendency to curl.

Generic synonyms: Curvature, Curve
Antonyms: Curliness
Derivative terms: Straight

2. Noun. Freedom from crooks or curves or bends or angles.
Generic synonyms: Configuration, Conformation, Contour, Form, Shape
Antonyms: Crookedness
Derivative terms: Straight, Straight

3. Noun. Trueness of course toward a goal. "Rivaling a hawk in directness of aim"
Exact synonyms: Directness
Generic synonyms: Characteristic
Specialized synonyms: Downrightness, Straightforwardness, Immediacy, Immediateness, Pointedness
Attributes: Direct, Indirect
Derivative terms: Direct, Straight
Antonyms: Indirectness

4. Noun. Having honest intentions. "Doubt was expressed as to the good faith of the immigrants"
Exact synonyms: Good Faith
Generic synonyms: Honestness, Honesty
Derivative terms: Straight, Straight

5. Noun. A sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the opposite sex.

Definition of Straightness

1. n. The quality, condition, or state, of being straight; as, the straightness of a path.

2. n. A variant of Straitness.

Definition of Straightness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being straight (''especially in the sense of "heterosexual"''). ¹

2. Noun. The result or product of being straight. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Straightness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Straightness

straightfacedly
straightfaces
straightforth
straightforward
straightforwardly
straightforwardness
straighthorn
straighthorns
straighties
straighting
straightish
straightjacket
straightjackets
straightlaced
straightly
straightnesses
straights
straightway
straightways
straik
straiked
straiking
straiks
strain
strain burst
strain energy
strain gage
strain gauge

Literary usage of Straightness

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

1. A Manual of the Principles and Practice of Road-making: Comprising the by William Mitchell Gillespie (1871)
"straightness of direction is much more important on railroads than on common roads, for two reasons; the economy of straightness, and the resistances and ..."

2. A Manual of the Principles and Practice of Road-making: Comprising the by William Mitchell Gillespie (1847)
"ECONOMY OF straightness. From the great cost of the superstructure of a railroad, and the continually increasing expense of keeping it in repair, ..."

3. A Manual of the Principles and Practice of Road-making: Comprising the by William Mitchell Gillespie (1872)
"straightness of direction is much more important on railroads than on common roads, for two reasons, the economy of straightness, and the resistances and ..."

4. Sources of Effectiveness in Public Speaking: Psychological Principles by Charles Edmund Neil (1920)
"The fundamental cause of each is the degree of straightness with which the mind moves during the utterance of a tone. A straight inflection is produced when ..."

5. A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church by Augustine, John Chrysostom, Philip Schaff (1887)
"THE straightness OF ITS SIDE WOULD BE SO FAR A GOOD BESTOWED ON THE REGION OF DARKNESS BY GOD ... Here the want of straightness would make the line worse. ..."

6. A Manual of the Principles and Practice of Road-making: Comprising the by William Mitchell Gillespie (1854)
"straightness of direction is much more important on railroads than on common ... ECONOMY OF straightness. From the great cost of the superstructure of a ..."

7. Archery: Its Theory and Practice by Horace Alfred Ford (1859)
"How to Test its Strength and straightness—Best Materials for its Manufacture—Apparent Antagonism between the Theory and Practice of Archery, as regards its ..."

8. The Metallography of Steel and Cast Iron by Henry Marion Howe (1916)
"The straightness of slip bands varies very greatly even in the same material, and even in the same microscopic field. Those in 25 per cent. nickel steel, ..."

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