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