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forthright (adj.)

Old English forðriht "direct, plain;" see forth + -right. Compare downright. Related: Forthrightly; forthrightness. As an adverb, from Old English forðrihte "straightway, at once; plainly."

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Definitions of forthright
1
forthright (adv.)
directly and without evasion; not roundabout;
Synonyms: squarely / forthrightly
2
forthright (adj.)
characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion;
a forthright approach to the problem
forthright criticism
Synonyms: blunt / candid / frank / free-spoken / outspoken / plainspoken / point-blank / straight-from-the-shoulder
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