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Synonyms for straightforward
ˌstreɪtˈfɔr wərdstraight·for·ward

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. straightforward

    A candid statement is meant to be true to the real facts and just to all parties; a fair statement is really so. Fair is applied to the conduct; candid is not; as, fair treatment, "a fair field, and no favor." One who is frank has a fearless and unconstrained truthfulness. Honest and ingenuous unite in expressing contempt for deceit. On the other hand, artless, guileless, naive, simple, and unsophisticated express the goodness which comes from want of the knowledge or thought of evil. As truth is not always agreeable or timely, candid and frank have often an objectionable sense; "to be candid with you," "to be perfectly frank," are regarded as sure preludes to something disagreeable. Open and unreserved may imply unstudied truthfulness or defiant recklessness; as, open admiration, open robbery. There may be transparent integrity or transparent fraud. Sincere applies to the feelings, as being all that one's words would imply.

    aboveboard, artless, candid, fair, frank, guileless, honest, impartial, ingenuous, innocent, naive, open, simple, sincere, transparent, truthful, unbiased, unprejudiced, unreserved, unsophisticated

    adroit, artful, crafty, cunning, deceitful, designing, diplomatic, foxy, insincere, intriguing, knowing, maneuvering, sharp, shrewd, sly, subtle, tricky, wily

    Candid in debate; candid to or toward opponents; candid with friend or foe; to be candid about or in regard to the matter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. straightforwardadjective

    free from ambiguity

    "a straightforward set of instructions"

    straight, square(a), aboveboard

    equivocal, indirect, crooked, corrupt, ambiguous

  2. square(a), straightforward, straightadjective

    without evasion or compromise

    "a square contradiction"; "he is not being as straightforward as it appears"

    indirect, equivocal, corrupt, ambiguous, crooked

  3. aboveboard, straightforwardadjective

    without concealment or deception; honest

    "their business was open and aboveboard"; "straightforward in all his business affairs"

    straight, square(a), aboveboard

    indirect, equivocal, ambiguous, corrupt, crooked

  4. straightforwardadjective

    pointed directly ahead

    "a straightforward gaze"

    straight, square(a), aboveboard

    crooked, corrupt, indirect, ambiguous, equivocal

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. straightforwardadjective

    direct, undeviating, STRAIGHT

  2. straightforwardadjective

    honest, honorable, equitable, fair, just, square, even-handed

  3. straightforwardadjective

    directly, in a straight line, without turning to the right or to the left

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "straightforward":

    simple, direct, easy, mere, uncomplicated, clear, simply, forthright, explicit, non-complex

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  1. James Wallner:

    Under the Constitution, yes, the vice president casts the tie-breaking vote, now whether or not that's in good taste is something else and it could very well lead to further politicization of the Supreme Court. But as a matter of procedure, it seems to be pretty straightforward. If there's a tied vote, the Vice President is authorized by the Constitution to cast that tiebreaker.

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    They'll have to choose a path that is fundamentally different than the one that their country has proceeded on for decades. It should not be to anyone's surprise that there will be moments along the way, that this won't be straightforward.

  3. Daniel Weiner and John Martin:

    The limit is a straightforward anti-corruption measure, instead of being independent from donors, a winning candidate -- now an elected official -- is raising money that will go directly into the official's own pocket.

  4. Ronald Reagan:

    America's view of apartheid is simple and straightforward We believe it is wrong. We condemn it. And we are united in hoping for the day when apartheid will be no more.

  5. Lisa Kennedy:

    Everyone should be outraged about this. You have to be straightforward with people. That's the only way we can make society safer is if you're honest with people instead of trying to shellac things, so the FBI has egg all over its face.

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