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- Straightforward; not evasive; candid and direct.
- The witness was considered eminently credible thanks to her forthright answers.
- Frank, outspoken.
- 2022 April 6, “Network News: Spring Statement: Sunak accused of making rail less competitive”, in RAIL, number 954, page 8:
- TSSA General Secretary Manuel Cortes was typically forthright in his criticism by claiming that Sunak had "blatantly failed" to cure "a growing tragedy", as "every single day, more and more families can't make ends meet".
- Markedly simple.
- Fixed; settled; decided.
- (archaic) Proceeding straight forth.
straightforward; not evasive
forthright (plural forthrights)
- (archaic) A straight path.
- 1610–1611 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene iii]:
- Gonzalo: […] Here's a maze trod indeed / Through forth-rights and meanders !
- Expressly, frankly, unhesitatingly.
- At once, forthwith.
- (archaic) Straight forward, in a straight direction.