- going or directed straight ahead: a straightforward gaze.
- direct; not roundabout: a straightforward approach to a problem.
- free from crookedness or deceit; honest: straightforward in one's dealings.
Origin of straightforward
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1. undeviating, unswerving.
1, 2. devious.
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The logic of removing kids from parents with serious mental illness is straightforward.One Breakdown Can Mean Losing Your Kid Forever
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And the reason Republicans want more fat kids is straightforward and predictable: Michelle Obama wants fewer of them.Republicans for More Fat Kids
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Has finished the fourth form: is straightforward and obliging.The Boy Life of Napoleon
His eyes are brown, pleasant, set wide apart, straightforward of expression.The Black Bag
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The question is the usual plain, straightforward, common-sense question.Little Dorrit
He looked honest and straightforward and he evidently meant what he said.My Double Life
He does not shuffle or prevaricate, dodge or skulk; but is honest, upright, and straightforward.Self-Help
- (of a person) honest, frank, or simple
- mainly British (of a task, etc) simple; easy
- in a straight course
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Word Origin and History for straightforward
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