straightforward

[ streyt-fawr-werd ]
/ ˌstreɪtˈfɔr wərd /

adjective

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.

adverb

Also straight·for·wards. straight ahead; directly or continuously forward.

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Origin of straightforward

First recorded in 1800–10; straight + forward

OTHER WORDS FROM straightforward

straight·for·ward·ly, adverbstraight·for·ward·ness, nounun·straight·for·ward, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for straightforward

straightforward
/ (ˌstreɪtˈfɔːwəd) /

adjective

(of a person) honest, frank, or simple
mainly British (of a task, etc) simple; easy

adverb, adjective

in a straight course

Derived forms of straightforward

straightforwardly, adverbstraightforwardness, noun
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