Definition of "directness" []

  • To regulate, conduct, or control the affairs of (verb)
  • To give commands or orders with authority to (a person or group) (verb)
  • To tell or show (someone) the way to a place (verb)
  • To aim, point, or cause to move towards a goal (verb)
  • To address (a letter, parcel, etc) (verb)
  • To address (remarks, words, etc) (verb)
  • To provide guidance to (actors, cameramen, etc) in the rehearsal of a play or the filming of a motion picture (verb)
  • To conduct (a piece of music or musicians), usually while performing oneself (verb)
  • Without delay or evasion; straightforward (adjective)
  • Without turning aside; uninterrupted; shortest; straight (adjective)
  • Without intervening persons or agencies; immediate (adjective)
  • Honest; frank; candid (adjective)
  • Precise; exact (adjective)
  • Diametrical (adjective)
  • In an unbroken line of descent, as from father to son over succeeding generations (adjective)
  • (of government, decisions, etc) by or from the electorate rather than through representatives (adjective)
  • (of a proof) progressing from the premises to the conclusion, rather than eliminating the possibility of the falsehood of the conclusion (adjective)
  • Moving from west to east on the celestial sphere (adjective)
  • Of or relating to direct current (adjective)
  • (of a secondary induced current) having the same direction as the primary current (adjective)
  • (of motion) in the same direction (adjective)
  • (of an interval or chord) in root position; not inverted (adjective)
  • Directly; straight (adverb)
  • The state or quality of being direct. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "directness" in a sentence
  • "I think it sums up my personality; behind my directness is complexity."
  • ""Your directness is bracing," CBI director Gale Bertram tells him, meaning "You're a complete waste of plasma and I wish you were landfill.""
  • "But it had the Chamberlain directness and clarity."