- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)adj. downright, straightforward, frank, candid, outspoken; unequivocal, explicit, honest, straight from the shoulder (inf.). See probity.II(Roget's IV) modif.Syn. straightforward, direct, candid, blunt; see frank .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.direct, straightforward, frank, blunt, candid, honest, plain, unambiguous, undisguised, heart-to-heart, *up front, bald.ANT.: indirect, dishonest, ambiguous, disguised, *sugar-coatedIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Manifesting honesty and directness, especially in speech: candid, direct, downright, frank, honest, ingenuous, man-to-man, open, plain-spoken, straight, straightforward, straight-out, unreserved. Informal: straight-from-the-shoulder, straight-shooting. See CLEAR, SHOW.
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forthright — adj 1 also adv Forthright, downright are comparable because they agree in their basic sense of moving or in the habit of moving straight to the mark. Forthright (see also STRAIGHTFORWARD) applies to whatever gets its effect by a straight thrust… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
Forthright — Forth right , a. Direct; straightforward; as, a forthright man. [Archaic] Lowell. [1913 Webster] They were Night and Day, and Day and Night, Piligrims wight with steps forthright. Emerson. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
forthright — I adjective blunt, bona fide, candid, direct, downright, emphatic, exact, explicit, factual, frank, genuine, honest, ingenuous, outspoken, plain spoken, positive, scrupulous, simple, sincere, straight, straightforward, unadorned, unaffected,… … Law dictionary
Forthright — Forth right (? or ?), adv. [Forth, adv. + right, adv.] Straight forward; in a straight direction. [Archaic] Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Forthright — Forth right , n. A straight path. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Here s a maze trod, indeed, Through forthrights and meanders! Shak. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
forthright — O.E. forðriht direct, plain; see FORTH (Cf. forth) + RIGHT (Cf. right). Related: Forthrightly; forthrightness … Etymology dictionary
forthright — [adj] straightforward, honest aboveboard, bald, blunt, call a spade a spade*, candid, categorical, direct, directly, forward, frank, from the hip*, like it is*, no lie*, open, outspoken, plain, plainspoken, real, simple, sincere, straight,… … New thesaurus
forthright — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ direct and outspoken. DERIVATIVES forthrightly adverb forthrightness noun. ORIGIN Old English … English terms dictionary
forthright — [fôrth′ rīt΄] adj. [ME < OE forth riht: see FORTH & RIGHT] 1. Archaic going straight forward 2. straightforward; direct; frank adv. 1. straight forward; directly onward 2. Archaic immediately; at once … English World dictionary
forthright — forthrightness, n. adj., n. /fawrth ruyt , fohrth /; adv. /fawrth ruyt , fohrth , fawrth ruyt , fohrth /, adj. 1. going straight to the point; frank; direct; outspoken: It s sometimes difficult to be forthright and not give offense. 2. proceeding … Universalium
forthright — I. adverb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English forthriht, from forth + riht right Date: before 12th century 1. archaic a. directly forward b. without hesitation ; frankly 2. archaic at once … New Collegiate Dictionary