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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forthrightness - the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
honestness, honesty - the quality of being honest
ingenuousness - openly straightforward or frank
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