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  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. Germany Prime Minister David Cameron:

    We have the character of an island nation - independent, forthright, passionate in defense of our sovereignty - and of institutions that have served us well for many hundreds of years, but we are also an open nation ... And I never want us to pull up the drawbridge and retreat from the world.

  2. Tim Gannon:

    I felt the community needed to know what happened. Brooklyn Center police needed to see it. I needed to be transparent. And I want to be forthright.

  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. Carol Folt:

    I think people have been very honest and forthright about it, im certainly not being encouraged to be anything but direct and open and honest and to try to do this the right way. Thats really critical.

  5. Shelby Sharpe:

    It had to do with her being forthright with her family about another matter not related to the rape.

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