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forthright

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adverb forth·right \ˈfȯrth-ˌrīt\

Definition of forthright

  1. 1 archaic a :  directly forward b :  without hesitation :  frankly

  2. 2 archaic :  at once



Origin and Etymology of forthright

Middle English, from Old English forthriht, from forth + riht right


First Known Use: before 12th century


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forthright

adjective forth·right

Simple Definition of forthright

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of forthright

  1. 1 archaic :  proceeding straight on

  2. 2 :  free from ambiguity or evasiveness :  going straight to the point <a forthright critic> <was forthright in appraising the problem>

  3. 3 :  notably simple in style or quality <forthright furniture>

forthrightly

adverb

forthrightness

noun

Examples of forthright in a sentence

  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.>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of forthright

before 12th century


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forthright

noun forth·right

Definition of forthright

archaic

  1. :  a straight path



1606

First Known Use of forthright

1606

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FORTHRIGHT Defined for Kids

forthright

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adjective forth·right \ˈfȯrth-ˌrīt\

Definition of forthright for Students

  1. :  going straight to the point clearly and firmly <a forthright answer>

forthrightly

adverb <She had spoken forthrightly.>




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