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straight·for·ward

 (strāt-fôr′wərd)
adj.
1.
a. Honest and frank: "He was straightforward if the news was bad" (Alec Wilkinson). See Synonyms at frank1.
b. Free from ambiguity or pretense; plain and open: straightforward advice.
2. Easy to accomplish, identify, or understand; not complicated, uncertain, or involved: a straightforward car repair; a disease with straightforward symptoms; a straightforward approach to the problem.
3. Proceeding in a straight course; direct.
adv.
In a direct course or an honest manner.

straight·for′ward·ly adv.
straight·for′ward·ness n.
straight·for′wards adv.

straightforward

(ˌstreɪtˈfɔːwəd)
adj
1. (of a person) honest, frank, or simple
2. chiefly Brit (of a task, etc) simple; easy
adv, adj
in a straight course
ˌstraightˈforwardly adv
ˌstraightˈforwardness n

straight•for•ward

(ˌstreɪtˈfɔr wərd)

adj.
1. going or directed straight ahead.
2. direct; not roundabout: straightforward criticism.
3. free from deceit; honest.
adv.
4. Also, straight`for′wards. straight ahead; directly or continuously forward.
[1800–10]
straight`for′ward•ly, adv.
straight`for′ward•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.straightforward - free from ambiguity; "a straightforward set of instructions"
unequivocal, univocal, unambiguous - admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion; "unequivocal evidence"; "took an unequivocal position"; "an unequivocal success"; "an unequivocal promise"; "an unequivocal (or univocal) statement"
2.straightforward - without evasion or compromise; "a square contradiction"; "he is not being as straightforward as it appears"
direct - straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"
3.straightforward - without concealment or deceptionstraightforward - without concealment or deception; honest; "their business was open and aboveboard"; "straightforward in all his business affairs"
square, straight - characterized by honesty and fairness; "straight dealing"; "a square deal"
4.straightforward - pointed directly ahead; "a straightforward gaze"
direct - direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short; "a direct route"; "a direct flight"; "a direct hit"

straightforward

adjective
1. (Chiefly Brit.) simple, easy, uncomplicated, routine, elementary, clear-cut, undemanding, easy-peasy (slang) The question seemed straightforward enough.
simple complex, confused, complicated, unclear, convoluted
2. honest, open, direct, genuine, sincere, candid, truthful, forthright, upfront (informal), dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal), above board, guileless I was impressed by his straightforward intelligent manner.
honest sharp, shady, unscrupulous, devious, disingenuous, roundabout

straightforward

adjective
1. Proceeding or lying in an uninterrupted line or course:
Translations
بَسيط، غَيْر مُعَقَّدصَريحصَريح وشَريف
jednoduchýpoctivýpřímočarý
ligefremligetilnem
rehellinen
izravan
hreinn og beinnsem liggur beint viî
率直な
정직한
odkritpreprost
rättfram
ตรงไปตรงมา
thẳng thắn

straightforward

[ˌstreɪtˈfɔːwəd] ADJ
1. (= honest) → honrado; (= sincere) → sincero
2. (= simple) → sencillo; [answer] → claro, franco

straightforward

[ˌstreɪtˈfɔːrrd] adj
(not complicated)simple
(= frank) → direct(e)straight-laced [ˌstreɪtˈleɪst] adjcollet monté inv

straightforward

[ˌstreɪtˈfɔːwəd] adj (honest, frank) → franco/a, diretto/a; (simple) → semplice

straight

(streit) adjective
1. not bent or curved. a straight line; straight (= not curly) hair; That line is not straight.
2. (of a person, his behaviour etc) honest, frank and direct. Give me a straight answer!
3. properly or levelly positioned. Your tie isn't straight.
4. correct and tidy. I'll never get this house straight!; Now let's get the facts straight!
5. (of drinks) not mixed. a straight gin.
6. (of a face, expression etc) not smiling or laughing. You should keep a straight face while you tell a joke.
7. (of an actor) playing normal characters, or (of a play) of the ordinary type – not a musical or variety show.
adverb
1. in a straight, not curved, line; directly. His route went straight across the desert; She can't steer straight; Keep straight on.
2. immediately, without any delay. He went straight home after the meeting.
3. honestly or fairly. You're not playing (= behaving) straight.
noun
the straight part of something, eg of a racecourse. He's in the final straight.
ˈstraighten verb
to make or become straight. He straightened his tie; The road curved and then straightened.
ˈstraightness noun
straightˈforward adjective
1. without difficulties or complications; simple. a straightforward task.
2. (of a person, his manner etc) frank and honest. a nice straightforward boy.
straightˈforwardly adverb
straightˈforwardness noun
straight talking
frank discussion.
go straight
(of a former criminal) to lead an honest life.
straight away
immediately. Do it straight away!
straighten out/up
Their house is where the lane straightens out; He was bending over his work, but straightened up when he saw me; She straightened the room up; He's trying to straighten out the facts.
a straight fight
an election contest involving only two candidates.
straight off
straight away.

straightforward

صَريح přímočarý ligefrem aufrichtig ευθύς franco rehellinen simple izravan schietto 率直な 정직한 simpel åpenhjertig prostolinijny direto прямой rättfram ตรงไปตรงมา açık sözlü thẳng thắn 直截了当的
References in classic literature ?
The fact of the matter is, I thought, with Sir Henry Curtis and Captain Good, that the best plan would be to tell my story in a plain, straightforward manner, and to leave these matters to be dealt with subsequently in whatever way ultimately may appear to be desirable.
In literature, both prose and verse, the rationalistic and practical spirit showed itself in the enthroning above everything else of the principles of utility and common sense in substance and straightforward directness in style.
Thereupon followed various and unpleasant consequences of a physical order - "queer symptoms," as the captain, who treated them, used to say; inexplicable periods of powerlessness, sudden accesses of mysterious pain; and the patient agreed fully with the regretful mutters of his very attentive captain wishing that it had been a straightforward broken leg.
He knew his stubborn will and straightforward hasty temper.
He felt that this independent attitude of a man who might have done anything, but cared to do nothing was already beginning to pall, that many people were beginning to fancy that he was not really capable of anything but being a straightforward, good-natured fellow.
I may safely say that Falk is absolutely true to my experience of certain straightforward characters combining a perfectly natural ruthlessness with a certain amount of moral delicacy.