Definition of straightforward in English:

straightforward

adjective

  • 1Uncomplicated and easy to do or understand:

    ‘in a straightforward case no fees will be charged’
    • ‘I find that his evidence was given in a very thoughtful and straightforward fashion.’
    • ‘Improvements in cardiac imaging and new biochemical assays have made diagnosis more straightforward.’
    • ‘The judge said that she gave her evidence in the most straightforward way and was a totally honest witness.’
    • ‘If this seems straightforward, even simple, it is no less profound for it.’
    • ‘Musically, it seems fairly straightforward, but it's deceptively hard to pin down.’
    • ‘Ask them about their ambitions and what you get is honest, straightforward answers.’
    • ‘What had been agreed was in my view straightforward and understood in exactly the same way by both parties.’
    • ‘The routine medical management of these individuals is usually straightforward.’
    • ‘Although the entity theory may seem relatively straightforward, its practical application is not.’
    • ‘Knowing when to stop is not an easy or straightforward matter in ethnography.’
    • ‘Dispassionate analysis of American politics is neither easy nor straightforward.’
    • ‘You would think that this sort of routine operation would be simple and straightforward.’
    • ‘The concept appears straightforward, but the results are surprisingly hypnotic and poetic.’
    • ‘Life was easy, straightforward, and if he wanted something done, he just did it.’
    • ‘An afternoon punting on the Cam in the sunshine seems a straightforward enough pleasure.’
    • ‘No, still life photography is not easy, even though it sounds straightforward.’
    • ‘Readers looking for a straightforward narrative of the 1837 epidemic will find this account interesting.’
    • ‘They would have felt easier with a straightforward repayment loan, where each month the debt reduced.’
    • ‘In the past, having people round for dinner was relatively straightforward.’
    • ‘Part of this admirably straightforward narrative was written, but not published, as a study for the commission.’
    uncomplicated, simple, easy, effortless, painless, undemanding, unexacting
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    1. 1.1 (of a person) honest and frank:
      ‘a straightforward young man’
      • ‘He is very honest, very straightforward, and there are no hidden sides to him.’
      • ‘I found him to be a straightforward, frank, careful and thoroughly honest witness.’
      • ‘There is a nice sense of menace developing in it, and I like how none of the characters are straightforward.’
      • ‘They are pretty straightforward with me, they know I can handle whatever it takes.’
      • ‘Kenneth was trying to hint, but Jessica was more straightforward than the rest of them.’
      • ‘Men are intensely straightforward and logical beings, and they find this confusing.’
      • ‘They are honest and straightforward with others and expect the same in return.’
      • ‘He is the stroppiest and the most straightforward, and the most handsome.’
      • ‘He is also honest and straightforward in the way he deals with issues.’
      honest, frank, candid, open, truthful, sincere, on the level, honest-to-goodness
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Pronunciation:

straightforward

/streɪtˈfɔːwəd/