What does straightforward mean?

Definitions for straightforward
ˌstreɪtˈfɔr wərdstraight·for·ward

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. straightforward(adj)

    free from ambiguity

    "a straightforward set of instructions"

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

    without evasion or compromise

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

  3. aboveboard, straightforward(adj)

    without concealment or deception; honest

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

  4. straightforward(adj)

    pointed directly ahead

    "a straightforward gaze"


  1. straightforward(Adverb)

    In a straightforward manner.

  2. straightforward(Adjective)

    Proceeding in a straight course or manner; not deviating; honest; frank.

  3. Origin: From straight + forward.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Straightforward(adj)

    proceeding in a straight course or manner; not deviating; honest; frank

  2. Straightforward(adverb)

    in a straightforward manner

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'straightforward' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4685

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'straightforward' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3692

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'straightforward' in Adjectives Frequency: #613


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of straightforward in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of straightforward in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of straightforward in a Sentence

  1. Craig Rogers:

    AngioVac turned a hard surgery into a very straightforward surgery.

  2. Chutichai Sakhakorn:

    The prosecutor took the rice scheme case in a straightforward manner, there was no bullying.

  3. Nitin Agarwal:

    It's a very straightforward deal. Given the problems Fortis has, this is the best they can get at this time.

  4. Steven Rosenthal:

    The COGS loophole for BEAT is a straightforward gimmick, but I am unsure how or whether the IRS will stop it.

  5. Manli Ho:

    It was totally in character, that is the kind of person he was -- very principled, straightforward, and has integrity.

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