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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˌstreɪtˈfɔːwədlɪ] adv (behave) → onestamente; (answer) → francamente
to proceed straightforwardly → procedere senza intoppi
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(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.
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References in classic literature ?
I am Don Quixote of La Mancha, whose calling it is to give aid to the needy of all sorts; and that being so, it is not necessary for you, senora, to make any appeal to benevolence, or deal in preambles, only to tell your woes plainly and straightforwardly: for you have hearers that will know how, if not to remedy them, to sympathise with them."
I am dealing with you quite straightforwardly; my heart is not made of iron, and I am very sorry for you."
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.
Owing to these factors, many parents straightforwardly refused to get their children vaccinated, he added.
It leads straightforwardly to the death threats which I receive."
Grieve, who said someone was arrested in respect of a death threat against him, told the BBC's Good Morning Scotland programme: "I don't like the rhetoric, after all the rhetoric leads straightforwardly to the death threats which I receive."
Medical waste was either dumped at trash collectors or sold straightforwardly to scrap vendors.
Crescent is obscurely visible with the naked eye, although straightforwardly seen using binoculars or telescopes, making Ramadan last 29 days long, he said.
The objective is to purposefully hurt the notoriety of the person in question or cause physical or mental damage, to the injured individual straightforwardly or by implication, utilizing current media transmission systems.
Ryan for his vast knowledge and wisdom regarding the pursuit of non-monogamous sexual relationships (both short-term and long-term), and D'Souza gave credit to the personal coaching and consultation sessions he received from Currie regarding the issue expressing his true (non-monogamous) sexual desires, interests, and intentions to women of interest in a bold, forthright, upfront, and straightforwardly honest manner as quickly as the first five-to-ten minutes of his very first conversation with a woman.
Clarification answers of Ayaz Sadiq and Maulana Fazal ur Rehman were too rejected straightforwardly.
The entire Kobe Steel Group is working together sincerely and straightforwardly to carry out the preventive measures and is making every effort to restore trust."