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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion;
- Example: "blunt talking and straight shooting"
- Example: "a blunt New England farmer"
- Example: "I gave them my candid opinion"
- Example: "forthright criticism"
- Example: "a forthright approach to the problem"
- Example: "tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank"
- Example: "it is possible to be outspoken without being rude"
- Example: "plainspoken and to the point"
- Example: "a point-blank accusation"
[syn: blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder]


ADVERB (1)

1. directly and without evasion; not roundabout;
- Example: "to face a problem squarely"
- Example: "the responsibility lies squarely with them"
- Example: "spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point"
[syn: squarely, forthrightly, forthright]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Forthright \Forth"right`\ (? or ?), adv. [Forth, adv. + right, adv.] Straight forward; in a straight direction. [Archaic] --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Forthright \Forth"right`\, a. Direct; straightforward; as, a forthright man. [Archaic] --Lowell. [1913 Webster] They were Night and Day, and Day and Night, Piligrims wight with steps forthright. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Forthright \Forth"right`\, n. A straight path. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Here's a maze trod, indeed, Through forthrights and meanders! --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

forthright adv 1: directly and without evasion; not roundabout; "to face a problem squarely"; "the responsibility lies squarely with them"; "spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point" [syn: squarely, forthrightly, forthright] adj 1: characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion; "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" [syn: blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight- from-the-shoulder]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

57 Moby Thesaurus words for "forthright": aboveboard, artless, bluff, blunt, broad, brusque, candid, dead, dead ahead, direct, directly, downright, due, due north, explicit, frank, frankhearted, free, free-speaking, free-spoken, free-tongued, genuine, heart-to-heart, in a beeline, in line with, ingenuous, open, openhearted, outspoken, plain, plain dealing, plain-spoken, right, round, sincere, single, straight, straight across, straight ahead, straight-out, straightforward, straightforwards, straightly, transparent, unambiguous, unchecked, unconstrained, undeviatingly, undisguised, unequivocal, unguarded, uninhibited, unreserved, unrestrained, unswervingly, unvarnished, unveeringly