Definition of forthrightly in English:



  • See forthright

    • ‘The question of alliances with dictators, of deals with the devil, can be approached openly, forthrightly and without any need for defensiveness.’
    • ‘But while I agree that our candidate should forthrightly come out against a constitutional amendment, the big question is how to frame this opposition.’
    • ‘They ought to be demanding that the presidential candidates speak out forthrightly on these issues.’
    • ‘But it has shied away from forthrightly stating its position for fear of massive public opposition.’
    • ‘Why is there this reserve in dealing with this issue publicly, directly and forthrightly by the administration?’