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[adjective, noun fawrth-rahyt, fohrth-; adverb fawrth-rahyt, fohrth-, fawrth-rahyt, fohrth-] /adjective, noun ˈfɔrθˌraɪt, ˈfoʊrθ-; adverb ˌfɔrθˈraɪt, ˌfoʊrθ-, ˈfɔrθˌraɪt, ˈfoʊrθ-/

going straight to the point; frank; direct; outspoken:
It’s sometimes difficult to be forthright and not give offense.
proceeding in a straight course; direct; straightforward:
a forthright glance.
adverb, Also, forthrightly
straight or directly forward; in a direct or straightforward manner:
He told us forthright just what his objections were.
straightaway; at once; immediately:
He saw forthright that such an action was folly.
Archaic. a straight course or path.
adjective (ˈfɔːθˌraɪt)
direct and outspoken
adverb (ˌfɔːθˈraɪt; ˈfɔːθˌraɪt)
in a direct manner; frankly
at once

Old English forðriht “direct, plain;” see forth + right. Related: Forthrightly; forthrightness.


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