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FORTHRIGHT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does forthright mean? 

FORTHRIGHT (adjective)
  The adjective FORTHRIGHT has 1 sense:

1. characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion

  Familiarity information: FORTHRIGHT used as an adjective is very rare.


FORTHRIGHT (adverb)
  The adverb FORTHRIGHT has 1 sense:

1. directly and without evasion; not roundabout

  Familiarity information: FORTHRIGHT used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FORTHRIGHT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion

Synonyms:

candid; forthright; frank; free-spoken; straight-from-the-shoulder; point-blank; plainspoken; outspoken; blunt

Context examples:

blunt talking and straight shooting / a blunt New England farmer / I gave them my candid opinion / forthright criticism / a forthright approach to the problem / tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank / it is possible to be outspoken without being rude / plainspoken and to the point / a point-blank accusation

Similar:

direct (extended senses; direct in means or manner or behavior or language or action)


FORTHRIGHT (adverb)


Sense 1forthright [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Directly and without evasion; not roundabout

Synonyms:

forthright; forthrightly; squarely

Context examples:

to face a problem squarely / the responsibility lies squarely with them / spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point


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