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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulderadverb

    characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion

    "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"

    free-spoken, stark(a), outspoken, crude(a), open, point-blank, candid, plainspoken, blunt, straight-from-the-shoulder, frank, vocal, heart-to-heart


  2. squarely, forthrightly, forthrightadverb

    directly and without evasion; not roundabout

    "to face a problem squarely"; "the responsibility lies squarely with them"; "spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point"

    square, forthrightly, foursquare, squarely, straightforwardly


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "forthright":

    direct, frank, outspoken, straightforward, candid, franco


  1. List of known nicknames for "Forthright":

    Pete Gleadall, Gleadall, Pete

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  1. Brad Adams:

    The Thai government needs to be forthright about the Covid-19 outbreaks in The Thai government prison system and how it intends to avoid disastrous consequences for those held, many people warned the Thai authorities that they needed to act proactively to avoid such a situation, but it seems they got caught sleeping at the switch.

  2. Andrea Lafferty:

    They are not being forthright with the information, they are not telling people the truth. They are bullying parents. They are intimidating and they are threatening.

  3. State Rep. Dan Leonard:

    I learned it on the news, but I didn’t remember that happening, there seems to be more and more times when people are not being forthright with what’s in their bills.

  4. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    I think that matters were presented in a direct and forthright manner, and this is important, these matters are very important to Israel's security at all times and especially at this time.

  5. Rebecca Chaiklin:

    I would just say we were completely forthright with the characters. With any project that goes on for five years, things evolve and change, and we followed it as any good storyteller does.

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