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1(of a person or their manner or speech) direct and outspoken:‘his most forthright attack yet on the reforms’
frank, direct, straightforward, honest, candid, open, sincere, straight, straight to the point, blunt, plain-spoken, outspoken, downright, uninhibited, unreserved, point blank, no-nonsense, matter-of-fact, bluff, undiplomatic, tactlessnot afraid to call a spade a spade, not beating around the bush, speaking as one findsexplicit, clear, plain, unequivocal, unambiguous, unqualified, categoricalstraight from the shoulder, upfrontView synonyms
- ‘Simply, interconnected stories told in an honest and forthright manner touch readers in ways that continue to reverberate long after the book is put down.’
- ‘And probably those reps thought they were acting in an honest and forthright manner.’
- ‘People respected her honesty and forthright manner, qualities which endeared her to all.’
- ‘Another former Foster employee, who declined to be named, was more forthright.’
- ‘His comments on his own work are refreshingly forthright and thoughtful in pointing out major needs for improvement.’
- ‘Instead, our government must learn to be more forthright with the United States.’
- ‘Because he is forthright and opinionated, and a graduate of the Dutch national coaching system, he is expected to become a manager himself.’
- ‘The most honest, honorable, forthright people in my life are also polite, compassionate, and quite capable of making constructive criticism.’
- ‘Despite his forthright views, however, he remains unfailingly courteous to the end.’
- ‘But then we became bolder, and soon some were attacking the paper in the same forthright manner of the teacher herself.’
- ‘As our readers will see, they expressed their opinions in a forthright manner, using a colorful prose not typically found in scientific papers.’
- ‘The Workplace Relations Minister has been the most forthright player in this episode.’
- ‘Even though the opinions in his book are forthright, they are not finished.’
- ‘He has publicly apologised time and again in the most forthright terms.’
- ‘You're right, it would be nice if she'd be forthright.’
- ‘And he has some forthright views for the amateur boxing hierarchy in this country.’
- ‘By not being forthright, the premier is liable to develop an ulcer.’
- ‘The sensitively tendered details and humane presentation, not of a detached and reserved emperor, but of a sincere and forthright man all alone before the world, draws an empathetic response from the viewer.’
- ‘Key has a refreshingly forthright approach to his cricket.’
2archaic Proceeding directly forwards.
- 1.1 Immediately.
immediately, at once, straight away, right away, instantaneously, suddenly, abruptly, all of a sudden, on the instant, at a stroke, forthwith, then and there, there and then, here and now, this/that, that very minute, this very minute, that instant, this instantView synonyms
- ‘At best, he could practice scaring people with a display of lunacy hoping to prevent circumstances arising that burn in immediacy and require forthright and conclusive action.’
- 1.1 Immediately.
Old English forthriht ‘straight forward, directly’(see forth, right).
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