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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder(adverb)

    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"

  2. squarely, forthrightly, forthright(adverb)

    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"


  1. forthright(Adjective)

    straightforward; not evasive; characterized by candor and directness

    The witness was considered eminently credible thanks to her forthright answers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forthright(adverb)

    straight forward; in a straight direction

  2. Forthright(adj)

    direct; straightforward; as, a forthright man

  3. Forthright(noun)

    a straight path

  4. Origin: [Forth, adv. + right, adv.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forthright in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forthright in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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