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Definition 1: directly and without evasion; not roundabout - [adverb denoting all]

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

  • to face a problem squarely
  • the responsibility lies squarely with them
  • spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point

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Definition 2: characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • blunt 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

Synonyms for forthright in the sense of this definition

(forthright is similar to ...) straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action

"a direct question" "a direct response" "a direct approach"

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