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forthright

Synonyms of forthright in English:

adjective

  • he was forthright in speaking out against human rights abuses
    frank, direct, straightforward, honest, candid, open, sincere, straight, straight to the point, blunt, plain-spoken, outspoken, downright, uninhibited, unreserved, point blank, no-nonsense, matter-of-fact, bluff, undiplomatic, tactless;
    not afraid to call a spade a spade, not beating around the bush, speaking as one finds;
    explicit, clear, plain, unequivocal, unambiguous, unqualified, categorical
    [Antonyms] secretive, dishonest
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    forthright, blunt, candid, frank, outspoken
    See candid

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