What does straightforward mean?

Definitions for straightforward
ˌstreɪtˈfɔr wərdstraight·for·ward

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. straightforwardadjective

    free from ambiguity

    "a straightforward set of instructions"

  2. square(a), straightforward, straightadjective

    without evasion or compromise

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

  3. aboveboard, straightforwardadjective

    without concealment or deception; honest

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

  4. straightforwardadjective

    pointed directly ahead

    "a straightforward gaze"


  1. straightforwardadverb

    In a straightforward manner.

    Etymology: From straight + forward.

  2. straightforwardadjective

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

    Etymology: From straight + forward.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Straightforwardadjective

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

  2. Straightforwardadverb

    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

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  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. Beryl Love:

    We appreciate the respectful dialogue with Ms. Osaka at the press conference, it was a straightforward question that we feel led to a meaningful exchange. That said, we sincerely regret that our questioning upset her in any way.

  2. 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.

  3. Peter Rogers:

    It's what we expected. And it's what was forecast. For us, it's very straightforward. It's retaining the contracts we've got, delivering so that the contracts keep on growing, and winning new ones, i can't call it 12 months ahead quite that closely, but you know we'd be looking for 10 percent again this year.

  4. Elizabeth Warren:

    I'm tired of a government that works for a thin slice at the top and nobody else, it's pretty straightforward to me, not much fancier than that.

  5. Alan Hoffman:

    This is pretty straightforward. We are not going to sit back and let someone make false and defamatory statements about our company.

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    emerged from an egg
    • A. greedy
    • B. hatched
    • C. frantic
    • D. disjointed

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