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straightforward

straight·for·ward

straightforward

 
 
pronunciation:
streIt for wrd
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: honest, frank, and trustworthy.
The interviewer was surprised at the politician's straightforward answers to her questions.The teacher was straightforward with the parents concerning their child's problem.Known as a fair and straightforward individual, he became a trusted leader in the community.
synonyms:
direct, frank, honest, trustworthy
antonyms:
devious, evasive, indirect, serpentine, tricky
similar words:
bare, barefaced, candid, dependable, forthcoming, forthright, foursquare, genuine, guileless, open, outspoken, plain, plump, reliable, sincere, straight, truthful
definition 2: free from ambiguity; clear; direct.
We had no trouble following her straightforward directions.
synonyms:
clear, plain, unambiguous
antonyms:
complicated, difficult, involved, messy, mysterious, tortuous
similar words:
broad, direct, downright, evident, explicit, frank, limpid, manifest, obvious, plump, round, straight, trenchant, unequivocal, unmistakable
definition 3: moving, going, or directed in a straight course.
She went on a straightforward path toward her objective.
synonyms:
direct, straight, straightaway
antonyms:
circuitous, devious, tortuous
similar words:
linear, true
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: in a straightforward manner or course; straight ahead.
The receiver caught the ball in the clear and ran straightforward toward the goal.
synonyms:
direct
antonyms:
circuitously
similar words:
straightly
derivations: straightforwardly (adv.), straightforwards (adv.), straightforwardness (n.)