straightforward

[ streyt-fawr-werd ]
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adjective
  1. going or directed straight ahead: a straightforward gaze.

  2. not roundabout or evasive; direct: straightforward criticism;a straightforward approach to a problem.

  1. free from ambiguity; clear: straightforward instructions.

  2. free from crookedness or deceit; honest: straightforward in one's dealings.

adverb
  1. Also straightforwards . straight ahead; directly or continuously forward.

Origin of straightforward

1
First recorded in 1800–10; straight + forward

Other words for straightforward

Opposites for straightforward

Other words from straightforward

  • straight·for·ward·ly, adverb
  • straight·for·ward·ness, noun
  • un·straight·for·ward, adjective

Words Nearby straightforward

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How to use straightforward in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for straightforward

straightforward

/ (ˌstreɪtˈfɔːwəd) /


adjective
  1. (of a person) honest, frank, or simple

  2. mainly British (of a task, etc) simple; easy

adverb, adjective
  1. in a straight course

Derived forms of straightforward

  • straightforwardly, adverb
  • straightforwardness, noun

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