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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.
In a direct course or an honest manner.

straight·for′ward·ly adv.
straight·for′ward·ness n.
straight·for′wards adv.
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Adv.1.straightforwardly - with firmness and conviction; without compromise; "he stood foursquare for religious liberty and toleration"- C.G.Bowers; "dealt straightforwardly with all issues"
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[ˌstreɪtˈfɔːwədlɪ] ADV (= honestly) → honradamente; (= frankly) → francamente; (= simply) → sencillamente


[ˌstreɪtˈfɔːwədlɪ] adv (behave) → onestamente; (answer) → francamente
to proceed straightforwardly → procedere senza intoppi


(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.
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.
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.
References in classic literature ?
I will confess to you, sir, that in spite of my promise, my first impulse was to act straightforwardly and to make everything known to the head of the family, but the thought of his uncompromising sternness made me pause, and the probable consequences of the confession appalled me; my courage failed, I temporized with my conscience, I determined to wait until I was sufficiently sure of the affection of the girl I hoped to win, before hazarding my happiness by the terrible confession.
sending the information of meter perusing straightforwardly
This would accelerate the power charging framework by sending the information of meter perusing straightforwardly to the server and producing an electronic power charge, which would also stop power theft, he added.
In the video, he straightforwardly and delightfully answers various questions from his fans, according to the company.
This first-person narration by a plain-spoken, straightforwardly masculine teen would be a good choice for reluctant male readers.
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By working closely with customers' field engineering personnel, we produce equipment and components that straightforwardly address real needs and enable operators to "Harden the Drop.
Roni Horn, Tom Burr), Miroslaw Balka reimagines the deadpan, impersonal, quasi-anthropomorphic geometry of Minimalism as an avatar of something more straightforwardly human, whether a prompt for poetic association, a metonym for the body, or a vessel of elegiac Beuysian allegory.
I hope the Labour party membership reelects him as he's straightforwardly executed the task they wanted him to do.
BEING a simple country lad, I am endlessly frustrated by the inability of anyone to straightforwardly explain this PS350m-a-week payment to the EU.
Some of it is straightforwardly chronological with pages dedicated to each year of the war.
The main text covers anatomy of the region straightforwardly and systematically, while insert boxes present the specific procedures for local nerve blocks.