Definition of straightforwardly in English:



  • 1In a way that is uncomplicated and easy to do or understand.

    ‘things are done simply and straightforwardly’
    ‘the chapter explains straightforwardly the neurobiology of chronic pain’
    • ‘Looked at straightforwardly, pensions are relatively simple.’
    • ‘The book is straightforwardly organized into three parts.’
    • ‘The prickly complex of historiographical issues is actually sorted out and straightforwardly addressed.’
    • ‘This method is flexible, has broad applicability, and may be straightforwardly adapted for parallel computing.’
    • ‘The host looks quite professional in presenting her program and explains each step straightforwardly.’
    1. 1.1 In an honest and frank manner.
      ‘she treated everyone openly and straightforwardly’
      ‘neither candidate has talked straightforwardly about this issue’
      • ‘The president responded straightforwardly to the question.’
      • ‘At a banquet with her family, he bravely, passionately, and straightforwardly expressed his love for her.’
      • ‘Can I just say something to you straightforwardly?’
      • ‘I will tell you straightforwardly, they're lying through their teeth.’
      • ‘Tell her straightforwardly that you like her or whatever.’