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STRAIGHTFORWARD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does straightforward mean? 

STRAIGHTFORWARD (adjective)
  The adjective STRAIGHTFORWARD has 4 senses:

1. free from ambiguity
2. without evasion or compromise
3. without concealment or deception; honest
4. pointed directly ahead

  Familiarity information: STRAIGHTFORWARD used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


STRAIGHTFORWARD (adjective)


Sense 1straightforward [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Free from ambiguity

Context example:

a straightforward set of instructions

Similar:

unambiguous; unequivocal; univocal (admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion)


Sense 2straightforward [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Without evasion or compromise

Synonyms:

straightforward; square; straight

Context examples:

a square contradiction / he is not being as straightforward as it appears

Similar:

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


Sense 3straightforward [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Without concealment or deception; honest

Synonyms:

aboveboard; straightforward

Context examples:

their business was open and aboveboard / straightforward in all his business affairs

Similar:

square; straight (characterized by honesty and fairness)


Sense 4straightforward [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pointed directly ahead

Context example:

a straightforward gaze

Similar:

direct (direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short)


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