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

Definition of straightforward

  1. 1a :  free from evasiveness or obscurity :  exact, candid <a straightforward account>b :  clear-cut, precise

  2. 2 :  proceeding in a straight course or manner :  direct, undeviating

straightforwardly

adverb

straightforwardness

noun

Examples of straightforward in a sentence

  1. Using the computer program is fairly straightforward.

  2. He was very straightforward with us.

  3. She gave a straightforward account of what happened.

1790

First Known Use of straightforward

1790


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adverb straight·for·ward \-wərdz\
variants: or less commonly

straightforwards

Definition of straightforward

  1. :  in a straightforward manner


STRAIGHTFORWARD Defined for English Language Learners

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

Definition of straightforward for English Language Learners

  • : easy to do or understand : not complicated

  • : honest and open


STRAIGHTFORWARD Defined for Kids

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

Definition of straightforward for Students

  1. :  being clear and honest :  frank <He gave a straightforward reply.>

straightforwardly

adverb <speak straightforwardly>


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