Is it the juxtaposition of Geordie straightforwardness with lofty intellectualism?
His perfect candour and straightforwardness were not only admirable in themselves but were a great assistance to business.
He had learnt that honesty and straightforwardness get rid of any difficulties.
The first is its straightforwardness, the second is its unconsciousness, and the last its unselfishness.
The straightforwardness of this passage is of a piece with the rest of the poem.
straightforwardness in word, thought, or action was to him as incomprehensible as it was impossible.
It may have been that my conscience was not quite clear as to my own straightforwardness in this matter.
There is a boldness, a straightforwardness, an honesty in this challenge, which cannot be mistaken.
It has the same simplicity and straightforwardness as Greek sculpture.
It has the straightforwardness of the old-time story-teller.