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English adjective: forthright

1. forthright characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion

SamplesBlunt talking and straight shooting.
A blunt New England farmer.
I gave them my candid opinion.
Forthright criticism.
A forthright approach to the problem.
Tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank.
It is possible to be outspoken without being rude.
Plainspoken and to the point.
A point-blank accusation.

Synonymsblunt, candid, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder



English adverb: forthright

1. forthright directly and without evasion; not roundabout

SamplesTo face a problem squarely.
The responsibility lies squarely with them.
Spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point.

Synonymsforthrightly, squarely

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