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1. forthright

adjective. ['ˈfɔrˈθraɪt'] characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion.

Synonyms

  • direct
  • outspoken
  • frank
  • plainspoken
  • straight-from-the-shoulder
  • blunt
  • point-blank
  • candid

Antonyms

  • undock
  • dishonest
  • refrain
  • crooked

Etymology

  • forth- (English)
  • right (English)
  • right (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Forthright

  • allright
  • alright
  • bright
  • brite
  • contrite
  • ebright
  • enright
  • enwright
  • fright
  • mccright
  • mcright
  • mcwright
  • outright
  • overwrite
  • reit
  • rewrite
  • right
  • rite
  • sprite
  • streit

Sentences with forthright


1. Noun, singular or mass
Your boss will appreciate your forthright and honest approach.

2. Verb, past participle
Be forthright, but keep your cool while doing so.

Quotes about forthright


1. Oliver laughed - actually laughed."I like this new Claire,"he said. "You should work her this hard all the time, Myrnin. She's interesting when she's forthright."Claire, possessed by the spirit of Eve, shot him the finger. Which made him laugh again, shake his head, and walk up the steps.
- Rachel Caine, Ghost Town

2. forthright

adverb. ['ˈfɔrˈθraɪt'] directly and without evasion; not roundabout.

Synonyms

  • squarely

Antonyms

  • unrelated
  • collateral

Etymology

  • forth- (English)
  • right (English)
  • right (Middle English (1100-1500))
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