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Definition of "straightforward" []

  • Proceeding in a straight course; direct. (adjective)
  • Not circuitous or evasive; honest and frank. See Synonyms at frank1. (adjective)
  • Free from ambiguity or pretense; plain and open. (adjective)
  • In a direct course or an honest manner. (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 "straightforward" in a sentence
  • "I found both the wine and the label straightforward and well-made: a stylish typeface and two gold squiggles."
  • "The governor announced the proposal, which he called "straightforward and fair," in a press release, an email to supporters and a Twitter post Monday."
  • "The lawyers for the men, however, said religion played no role in what they described as a straightforward scuffle over an accidental nudge on a train."