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1. Direct and without evasion; straightforward: a forthright appraisal; forthright criticism. See Synonyms at frank1.
2. Archaic Proceeding straight ahead.
Directly and frankly.

forth′right′ly adv.
forth′right′ness n.
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Adv.1.forthrightly - directly and without evasion; not roundabout; "to face a problem squarely"; "the responsibility lies squarely with them"; "spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point"
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They agreed on the importance of continuing a constructive and productive relationship aimed at cooperation on mutual challenges and addressing our differences forthrightly.
They agreed on the importance of continuing a constructive and productive relationship aimed at cooperation and mutual challenges, and addressing our differences forthrightly," she added.
Try not to rock the boat more, however forthrightly you've been.
This dark tale captures the complexity of living a hidden life, covering poverty and hardship and remaining forthrightly queer.
SIR - While CN Westerman is quite correct to condemn nationalism so forthrightly he should make greater effort to understand the positions of those opposed to the EU as an institution, rather than dismiss them out of hand as xenophobic.
The Karbala incident gives us the courage to resist the forces of oppression and act forthrightly in favour of truth.
A lengthy discussion of proposed matters was undertaken during today's Cabinet session, with every minister forthrightly stating his opinion and position on topics under discussion.
that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.
forthrightly lays out his theological foundations: that there is a "common religious grammar" among all religions (22); that no religion can/should claim superiority over others (3) (though he also holds up Jesus as the "definitive" manifestation of the Logos [5]); that experience precedes doctrine; that both Buddha and Jesus taught an "authentic spirituality" calling for transformation of the self and compassion for others (29); and that to wake up to one's Buddha nature and put on Christ are analogous experiences (22).
Exceptionally well written and dealing forthrightly with one of the most horrific events any parent (Christian or non-Christian) can experience--the death of their child--"Back To Tonic" is strongly recommended and informative reading, especially for anyone having suffered a similar trauma within their own family or their own congregation.
Commenting on the latest remarks by US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman about Iran's right to enrichment, the senior Iranian nuclear official said that what Sherman forthrightly stated was also clearly mentioned in the Geneva Joint Plan of Action.
The inculcation of "reverence for life" and tolerant ethos forthrightly need to begin at the school and societal levels with a strong condemnation of all those deep-seated, inhuman cultural practices which fly in the face of dignified values as advocated in the religious doctrines.