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
his directness is much appreciated by his patients
Recent Examples of directness from the Web
But for me, being there felt like a fist-down-on-the-table expression of life in its directness and beauty.
Galea, a physician and epidemiologist by training, is quick-to-the-point and unflinching—even brutal, at times, in his directness, particularly in the chapterettes on firearms, substance abuse, and incarceration.
PJ Harvey, who performs Saturday night, has never had an issue with directness.
Cinematographer Charles Libin, who has ample experience in nonfiction film, shoots the action with a documentary directness that serves the material well.
At midnight on Thursday (June 29), JAY-Z released his 13th solo LP, 4:44, as a TIDAL and Sprint exclusive, and the most immediately striking thing about the album upon first listen was its conversational directness.
And yet despite—or maybe because of—his uncommon directness, there are few designers in U.S. history more successful.
What’s more, its directness and layering lingered with uncommon endurance.
Unlike the thick directness in Maud’s work, the movie about her is almost pointillist in detailing the tiny steps that make up an enduring marriage.
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