adverb forth·right \ˈfrth-ˌrīt\

Definition of FORTHRIGHT

a :  directly forward
b :  without hesitation :  frankly
archaic :  at once


Middle English, from Old English forthriht, from forth + riht right
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with FORTHRIGHT

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: honest and direct : providing answers or information in a very clear and direct way

Full Definition of FORTHRIGHT

archaic :  proceeding straight on
:  free from ambiguity or evasiveness :  going straight to the point <a forthright critic> <was forthright in appraising the problem>
:  notably simple in style or quality <forthright furniture>
forth·right·ly adverb
forth·right·ness noun

Examples of FORTHRIGHT

  1. <she sometimes was a little too forthright for her own good and ended up saying things that inadvertently offended people>
  2. <I appreciate your forthright explanation of the situation.>

First Known Use of FORTHRIGHT

before 12th century



Definition of FORTHRIGHT

:  a straight path

First Known Use of FORTHRIGHT

FORTHRIGHT Defined for Kids


adjective forth·right \ˈfrth-ˌrīt\

Definition of FORTHRIGHT for Kids

:  going straight to the point clearly and firmly <a forthright answer>
forth·right·ly adverb <She had spoken forthrightly.>


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