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1. directness

noun. ['dɝˈɛktnəs, diːˈrɛknəs, daɪˈrɛknəs, dɪˈrɛknəs'] the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech.

Synonyms

  • candour
  • ingenuousness
  • honestness
  • frankness
  • candor
  • forthrightness
  • candidness

Antonyms

  • dishonesty
  • safeness
  • compatibility
  • incompatibility

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Words that Rhyme with Directness

  • abruptness
  • absoluteness
  • acuteness
  • adonis
  • aggressiveness
  • agribusiness
  • airworthiness
  • alertness
  • aloofness
  • alumnus
  • anise
  • anus
  • appropriateness
  • arbitrariness
  • assertiveness
  • astuteness
  • attentiveness
  • attractiveness
  • awareness
  • awfulness

Example sentences of the word directness


1. Noun, singular or mass
This directness makes the author's job so easy he often repeats it.

2. Adverb
Brevity and directness similarly applies to verbal communication, whether during an informal team meeting or large-group presentation.

2. directness

noun. ['dɝˈɛktnəs, diːˈrɛknəs, daɪˈrɛknəs, dɪˈrɛknəs'] trueness of course toward a goal.

Synonyms

  • straightforwardness
  • pointedness
  • immediacy
  • immediateness
  • direct
  • indirect
  • downrightness
  • straightness

Antonyms

  • indirectness
  • mediacy
  • direct
  • curability
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