straightway

adverb straight·way \ ˈstrāt-ˈwā , -ˌwā \

Definition of straightway

1 : in a direct course : directly
  • fell straightway down the stairs
2 : right away, immediately, straightaway
  • straightway the clouds began to part

Examples of straightway in a Sentence

  1. straightway, the decorator told us that the old couch had to go

  2. disgusted by his coworker's offensive e-mail, he marched straightway to the boss's office to lodge a complaint

First Known Use of straightway

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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straightway Synonyms

Antonyms

indirectly;

Near Antonyms

circuitously, deviously, veeringly;

Phrases

as the crow flies;


STRAIGHTWAY Defined for Kids

straightway

adverb straight·way \ ˈstrāt-ˌwā \

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