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English noun: straightness

1. straightness (attribute) (of hair) lack of a tendency to curl


Broader (hypernym)curvature, curve


Antonymscurliness, waviness

2. straightness (attribute) freedom from crooks or curves or bends or angles


Broader (hypernym)configuration, conformation, contour, form, shape


Antonymscrookedness

3. straightness (attribute) trueness of course toward a goal


SamplesRivaling a hawk in directness of aim.


Synonymsdirectness


Broader (hypernym)characteristic


Narrower (hyponym)downrightness, immediacy, immediateness, pointedness, straightforwardness


Attributedirect, indirect


Antonymsindirectness

4. straightness (attribute) having honest intentions


SamplesHe acted in good faith.
Doubt was expressed as to the good faith of the immigrants.


Synonymsgood faith


Broader (hypernym)honestness, honesty

5. straightness (act) a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the opposite sex


Synonymsheterosexualism, heterosexuality


Broader (hypernym)sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice









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