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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


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

SamplesRivaling a hawk in directness of aim.


Broader (hypernym)characteristic

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

Attributedirect, indirect


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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