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Definition of "forthright" []

  • Direct and without evasion; straightforward: a forthright appraisal; forthright criticism. (adjective)
  • Archaic Proceeding straight ahead. (adjective)
  • Directly ahead. (adverb)
  • Directly and frankly. (adverb)
  • Archaic At once. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "forthright" in a sentence
  • "If someone were honest and forthright from the beginning, no defensive measures would be necessary."
  • "I thought about Clinton and how weak of attempt he made when asking for forgiveness and how he was not forthright from the get go in regards to his ex marital affair."
  • "When a Law Lord and a Labour MP can demonstrate a better grasp of liberalism and express it in forthright terms, while our parliamentary spokesman ends up batting for the opposition, what hope is there?"