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straightforwardness

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or quality of being straightforward.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Straightforward character or conduct; undeviating rectitude: as, a man of remarkable straightforwardness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. without hypocrisy
  • n. the quality of being direct and straightforward

Etymologies

From straightforward +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It was exactly the kind of straightforwardness the people are expecting from us right now.

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  • They show what's going on with a kind of straightforwardness you would expect.

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  • They’re like tool catalogues—their straightforwardness is their own worst enemy.

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  • This is a sample of the kind of straightforwardness to which Mr. Holliday adheres:

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  • You might as well praise the "straightforwardness" of a man who goes out of his way to explore laystalls and, having picked up ordure, holds it up to public view.

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  • IF he wins this year, in 4 yers he won't be re-electabvle. she is using him as a stepping stone and laughing all the while. what some poeple see as "straightforwardness" is in reality an overblown. very dangerous, ego.

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  • In the next paragraph, without further mention of Sonia, Shelden goes on to describe Julia's blunt "straightforwardness," adding, "After describing his loveless marriage with Katherine, Winston tells Julia of a time when he was standing near the edge of a cliff with his wife and was tempted to push her.

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  • Some say his local roots and straightforwardness gave him an advantage in weathering recent storms like the financial crisis and the challenge of turning around ailing competitor Reebok.

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  • We all know of his honesty and straightforwardness.

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  • One of the challenges was to find a girl who could pull off the straightforwardness of the dialogue.

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