directness

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

Definition of directness

1 :the character of being accurate in course or aim
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

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First Known Use of directness

1598



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