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Princeton's WordNet

  1. directness, straightnessnoun

    trueness of course toward a goal

    "rivaling a hawk in directness of aim"

  2. candor, candour, candidness, frankness, directness, forthrightnessnoun

    the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech


  1. directnessnoun

    The state or quality of being direct.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Directnessnoun

    Straitness; tendency to any point; the nearest way.

    Etymology: from direct.

    They argued from celestial causes only, the constant vicinity of the sun, and the directness of his rays; never suspecting that the body of the earth had so great an efficiency in the changes of the air. Richard Bentley, Serm.


  1. directness

    Directness refers to the quality of being straightforward, clear, and honest in expression without evasiveness, ambiguity or circumlocution. It involves conveying thoughts, feelings, or information in a way that is unambiguous and to the point, often without regard for social conventions or norms. Directness can also characterize a route or path without deviation or interruption.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Directnessnoun

    the quality of being direct; straightness; straightforwardness; immediateness

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of directness in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of directness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of directness in a Sentence

  1. Lei Yu:

    Health conscious adults are encouraged to work actively to improve their sense of meaning in life and goal directness.

  2. Molly Goddard:

    I have spent the last six months exploring ways of creating volume through pattern cutting and manipulation so that each garment holds its own shape with no hidden support, the idea of pieces holding their own shape has a directness that has come to inform everything about this show.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    But, on the other hand, I think if I go beyond the consideration, I'll count on the good wisdom and directness of my mom to help me communicate directly with people. She's pretty good at that.

  4. Michael Emptage:

    He was a wonderful actor with a long and distinguished career in film, television and theatre and was respected as a man of directness, sincerity, and honesty.

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