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Examples of foursquare in a Sentence
her foursquare support for the proposal
it's no time to be foursquare if you're asked whether a certain outfit makes a person look fat
Recent Examples of foursquare from the Web
Foursquare’s recommendations were initially a wealth of insider tips, but advertisers often bought their way into the recommendations, giving chains priority over local businesses.
Foursquare’s valuation spiraled steadily upward for its first three rounds, reportedly hitting $95 million and then $600 million.
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Did You Know?
Early English speakers liked to use foursquare to describe a rectangle with four equal sides, even though they could also say it was simply "square." They also used three-square to describe a triangle with equal sides, five-square for "having five equal sides," six-square as an alternative to "hexagonal," and eight-square for "octagonal." Eventually foursquare also developed a second sense, which is used to describe persons and things that stand out "squarely" and forthrightly. One can now speak of "foursquare citizens" and "a foursquare response." Foursquare can also be an adverb meaning "solidly" or "forthrightly."
First Known Use of foursquare
Synonymscandid, direct, forthcoming, forthright, frank, freehearted, free-spoken, honest, open, openhearted, out-front, outspoken, plain, plainspoken, straight, straightforward, unguarded, unreserved, up-front
Antonymsdissembling, uncandid, unforthcoming
Related Wordsartless, earnest, guileless, ingenuous, innocent, naive (or naïve), natural, real, sincere, unaffected, undesigning, unpretending, unpretentious; outgoing, uninhibited, unrestrained; vocal, vociferous; abrupt, bluff, blunt, brusque (also brusk), crusty, curt, gruff, sharp; impertinent, impolite, inconsiderate, rude, tactless, thoughtless, uncivil, undiplomatic, ungracious, unmannerly, unsubtle
Near Antonymsinhibited, reserved, restrained; close-mouthed, laconic, quiet, reticent, taciturn, tight-lipped, uncommunicative; ambiguous, circuitous, equivocal, evasive; diplomatic, politic, tactful; civil, considerate, courteous, polite
FOURSQUARE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of foursquare for English Language Learners
: having a square shape
: strong and direct
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