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Definition 1: trueness of course toward a goal - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where directness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rivaling a hawk in directness of aim

Synonyms for directness in the sense of this definition

(directness is a kind of ...) a distinguishing quality

(... is a kind of directness ) the quality of being direct and straightforward

"what some people take for rudeness is really straightforwardness"

(... is a kind of directness ) lack of an intervening or mediating agency

"the immediacy of television coverage"

(... is a kind of directness ) the quality of being obviously directed at a particular person or thing

"the pointedness of his sarcasm was unmistakable"

(... are attributes of directness) direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short

"a direct route" "a direct flight" "a direct hit"

(... are attributes of directness) not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination

"sometimes taking an indirect path saves time" "you must take an indirect course in sailing"

Definition 2: the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for directness in the sense of this definition

(directness is a kind of ...) the quality of being honest

(... is a kind of directness ) openly straightforward or frank

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