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straightforward Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite free from ambiguity
    • a straightforward set of instructions
  2. adjective satellite without evasion or compromise
    straight; square.
    • a square contradiction
    • he is not being as straightforward as it appears
  3. adjective satellite without concealment or deception; honest
    • their business was open and aboveboard
    • straightforward in all his business affairs
  4. adjective satellite pointed directly ahead
    • a straightforward gaze

Straight`for"ward adjective
  1. Proceeding in a straight course or manner; not deviating; honest; frank. -- adv. In a straightforward manner. -- Straight`for"ward*ly, adv. -- Straight`for"ward*ness, n.

Webster 1913