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1straightforward

adjective straight·for·ward \ˌstrāt-ˈfr-wərd, ˈstrāt-ˌ\

: easy to do or understand : not complicated

: honest and open

Full Definition of STRAIGHTFORWARD

1
a :  free from evasiveness or obscurity :  exact, candid <a straightforward account>
b :  clear-cut, precise
2
:  proceeding in a straight course or manner :  direct, undeviating
straight·for·ward·ly adverb
straight·for·ward·ness noun

Examples of STRAIGHTFORWARD

  1. Using the computer program is fairly straightforward.
  2. He was very straightforward with us.
  3. She gave a straightforward account of what happened.

First Known Use of STRAIGHTFORWARD

1790

2straightforward

adverb \-wərdz\

Definition of STRAIGHTFORWARD

:  in a straightforward manner

Variants of STRAIGHTFORWARD

straightforward also straight·for·wards \-wərdz\

Examples of STRAIGHTFORWARD

  1. <she finally told him straightforward that she wasn't interested in a date>

First Known Use of STRAIGHTFORWARD

1809
STRAIGHTFORWARD Defined for Kids

straightforward

adjective straight·for·ward \strāt-ˈfr-wərd\

Definition of STRAIGHTFORWARD for Kids

:  being clear and honest :  frank <He gave a straightforward reply.>
straight·for·ward·ly adverb <speak straightforwardly>

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