: forthright, blunt
gave a straight-out answer
straight-out adverb

Examples of straight-out in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of straight-out was in 1840

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“Straight-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/straight-out. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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