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forthright - Dictionary definition and meaning for word forthright

(adj) characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
Example Sentence
  • blunt talking and straight shooting
  • a blunt New England farmer
  • I gave them my candid opinion
  • forthright criticism
  • a forthright approach to the problem
  • tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank
  • it is possible to be outspoken without being rude
  • plainspoken and to the point
  • a point-blank accusation

(adv) directly and without evasion; not roundabout
Synonyms : forthrightly , squarely
Example Sentence
  • to face a problem squarely
  • the responsibility lies squarely with them
  • spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for forthright

check dis out..Ur advised to take fourth right to reach ur uncle's house..u finally end up going straight from where u started.
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by ArDoR

forthright=for+the+right(rite) = for your rites you need to be straightforward
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by somabrata

Put "FORTH" the "RIGHT" thing. One who always puts forth the right thing is FRANK, STRAIGHTFORWARD, DIRECT.
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by saketh.theerdha

forthright: Start from the left end of a square, take four squarly turns and at the fourth right, you end up squarely at the start.
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by shalnew

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