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Noun1.downrightness - the quality of being direct and straightforward; "what some people take for rudeness is really straightforwardness"
directness, straightness - trueness of course toward a goal; "rivaling a hawk in directness of aim"
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References in classic literature ?
The Celtic literature is full of wonder, it is full of a tender magic and makes us feel the fairy charm of nature, although it has not the strength, the downrightness, we might say, of the English.
Clare, like most men of his class of mind, cordially hated the present tense of action, generally; and, therefore, he was considerably annoyed by Miss Ophelia's downrightness.
Partly it is a certain flatness or downrightness with which even the most extravagant metaphorical statements are made (Lo spiraglio dell'alba/respira con la tua bocca, which I have rendered a little less strange than it actually is: "The dawn-glimmer, the breath - / as if your mouth released it").