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straightforward

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

Definition of straightforward

1 a :free from evasiveness or obscurity :exact, candid
  • a straightforward account
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.

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First Known Use of straightforward

1790


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straightforward

adverb \ -wərdz \
variants: or less commonly straightforwards

Definition of straightforward

:in a straightforward manner

Examples of straightforward in a Sentence

  1. she finally told him straightforward that she wasn't interested in a date

First Known Use of straightforward

1809


STRAIGHTFORWARD Defined for English Language Learners

straightforward

adjective

Definition of straightforward for English Language Learners

  • : easy to do or understand : not complicated

  • : honest and open


STRAIGHTFORWARD Defined for Kids

straightforward

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

Definition of straightforward for Students

:being clear and honest :frank
  • He gave a straightforward reply.

straightforwardly

adverb
  • speak straightforwardly


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