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Synonyms for straightforward
ˌstreɪtˈfɔr wərd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. straightforward(adj)

    free from ambiguity

    "a straightforward set of instructions"

    straight, square(a), aboveboard

    equivocal, indirect, crooked, corrupt, ambiguous

  2. square(a), straightforward, straight(adj)

    without evasion or compromise

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

    indirect, equivocal, corrupt, ambiguous, crooked

  3. aboveboard, straightforward(adj)

    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. straightforward(adj)

    pointed directly ahead

    "a straightforward gaze"

    straight, square(a), aboveboard

    crooked, corrupt, indirect, ambiguous, equivocal

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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. straightforward(a.)

    direct, undeviating, STRAIGHT

  2. straightforward(a.)

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

  3. straightforward(ad.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use straightforward in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Vice President Joe Biden:

    I will be straightforward with you. The most relevant factor in my decision is whether my family and I have the emotional energy to run, the honest to God answer is I just don't know.

  3. Maxine Waters:

    While these changes may be straightforward, I am extremely concerned about the lack of information that has been shared with LA County residents, which could lead to confusion for members of our community on Election Day.

  4. Howard Milstein:

    Jack is the most genuine and most wholesome and straightforward and successful American that you will find, those are great attributes in a partner, and he is good to his word.

  5. Yumi Hogan:

    I have, from the very beginning of this, been very upfront and straightforward, when I think progress has been made, I give them credit.

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