Definition of straightforwardly in US 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’
    • ‘The prickly complex of historiographical issues is actually sorted out and straightforwardly addressed.’
    • ‘Looked at straightforwardly, pensions are relatively simple.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The book is straightforwardly organized into three parts.’
    1. 1.1 In an honest and frank manner.
      ‘she treated everyone openly and straightforwardly’
      ‘neither candidate has talked straightforwardly about this issue’
      • ‘I will tell you straightforwardly, they're lying through their teeth.’
      • ‘The president responded straightforwardly to the question.’
      • ‘Tell her straightforwardly that you like her or whatever.’
      • ‘Can I just say something to you straightforwardly?’
      • ‘At a banquet with her family, he bravely, passionately, and straightforwardly expressed his love for her.’