Etymology
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directness (n.)

1590s, "straightness;" 1610s, "freedom from ambiguity;" see direct (adj.) + -ness

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Definitions of directness

directness (n.)
trueness of course toward a goal;
rivaling a hawk in directness of aim
Synonyms: straightness
directness (n.)
the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech;
Synonyms: candor / candour / candidness / frankness / forthrightness
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