from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Straightness; a straight course.
- noun Straightforwardness; openness; freedom from ambiguity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The quality of being direct; straightness; straightforwardness; immediateness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The state or quality of being
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
- noun trueness of course toward a goal
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"Your directness is bracing," CBI director Gale Bertram tells him, meaning "You're a complete waste of plasma and I wish you were landfill."
I think it sums up my personality; behind my directness is complexity.
But it had the Chamberlain directness and clarity.
They consist in directness, in easily stirred susceptibility, in inflexible and lively spirits: they point to a superfluity of unexhausted gifts; and over the whole there extends a never-failing charm, a certain glamour of nobility.
Her eyes now in their directness were the ice blue of Bill's, enchanting, and I felt reality slip a notch.
Yes, I said it has to, and you get that kind of directness which is ...
Her directness was a kind of disturbing truth serum, which quickly got to the core of the matter at hand.
He recalled the directness of her speech in their first conversation and smiled at the naïveté of her estimate of himself.
He was content with chronological order for his guide; his directness is the directness of the Chronicle History.
Here, as in the first picture, the eyes looked forth with a curious, proud directness; but beneath the directness was a glint of humor, a flash of daring absent in the other face; the mouth smiled, seeming to anticipate life's secrets, the ungloved hand held the gun with a touch peculiarly caressing, peculiarly firm.