Definitions

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  • adv. In a forthright manner

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

  • adv. directly and without evasion; not roundabout

Etymologies

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forthright +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Below this formal structure lies a crucial reality, which Penn is almost alone in forthrightly disclosing: students have a much better chance of being admitted if they apply early decision than if they wait to join the regular pool.

    The Early-Decision Racket

  • He accused Assad's regime of murder but did not call forthrightly for the President's departure, as he had when Libya's dictator, Muammar Qaddafi, ordered that protesters be shot.

    The New Yorker

  • David Landau, formerly editor-in-chief of Haaretz, called forthrightly for just such a boycott: 'I call on parliaments throughout the democratic world, and inter-parliamentary associations, to boycott Israel's parliament, once the pride of the Jewish people, until it buries the bill and recovers its democratic heritage.'

    Global Issues News Headlines

  • Mr. Préval was reticent on that point in a visit to Washington this month, but other Haitian officials have since begun to address it forthrightly, which is a hopeful sign.

    Redskins Insider Podcast -- The Washington Post

  • Material facts should be disclosed forthrightly, meaning you provide all the information your counterparty might want to know to avoid loss on the trade.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Derivatives Clearinghouses and Exchanges

  • Labels and inscriptions on things manufactured in preindustrial eras often give voice to the objects they adorn, as if bringing them to life, to speak directly or forthrightly to their admirers or potential owners.

    The English Is Coming!

  • (In the latter case, the political calculation was made to simply ignore the flip flop and state forthrightly that the Senate had voted for withholding, letting the understandably upset folks complain without engaging their argument: least said, soonest mended.)

    Matthew Yglesias » Strange Tales of Congressional Procedure

  • It is rumored that Cheney will have plenty to say about his former boss, that he will express his views about Bush and about what happened during the eight years of the co-presidency very "forthrightly."

    Dorian de Wind: Dick Cheney's Last Word

  • In a way, Carter performs a useful service by so forthrightly admitting that she would rather have a "transcendent vision" than art -- even art that is ultimately more "honest" in the vision it presents -- in the novels she reads.

    Saying Something

  • "Liberty National," the Irishman said forthrightly, "purely based on the fact that there we actually get to stay in Manhattan."

    A High-Pressure Debut for N.J. Course

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