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directness

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noun di·rect·ness \də-ˈrek(t)-nəs, dī-\

Definition of directness

  1. 1 :  the character of being accurate in course or aim

  2. 2 :  strict pertinence :  straightforwardness <her directness was disarming — Robin Cook>



Examples of directness in a sentence

  1. <his directness is much appreciated by his patients>



1598

First Known Use of directness

1598



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