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forthright


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forthright  \Forth"right`\  (?  or  ?),  adv  [Forth,  adv  +  right 
  adv.] 
  Straight  forward;  in  a  straight  direction.  [Archaic]  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forthright  \Forth"right`\,  a. 
  Direct;  straightforward;  as  a  forthright  man.  [Archaic] 
  --Lowell. 
 
  They  were  Night  and  Day  and  Day  and  Night,  Piligrims 
  wight  with  steps  forthright.  --Emerson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forthright  \Forth"right`\,  n. 
  A  straight  path.  [Archaic] 
 
  Here's  a  maze  trod,  indeed,  Through  forthrights  and 
  meanders!  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  forthright 
  adj  :  characterized  by  disconcerting  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"  [syn:  {blunt},  {candid},  {frank},  {free-spoken}, 
  {outspoken},  {plainspoken},  {point-blank}] 
  adv  :  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"  [syn:  {squarely},  {forthrightly}] 




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