Definition of straightforward in English:

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straightforward

Pronunciation: /streɪtˈfɔːwəd/

adjective

1Uncomplicated and easy to do or understand: in a straightforward case no fees will be charged
More example sentences
  • They would have felt easier with a straightforward repayment loan, where each month the debt reduced.
  • Life was easy, straightforward, and if he wanted something done, he just did it.
  • Knowing when to stop is not an easy or straightforward matter in ethnography.
Synonyms
uncomplicated, simple, easy, effortless, painless, undemanding, unexacting;
elementary, plain sailing, a five-finger exercise, child's play;
routine
informal as easy as falling off a log, as easy as pie, as easy as ABC, a piece of cake, a cinch, a snip, easy-peasy, no sweat, a doddle, money for old rope, money for jam, kids' stuff, a breeze, a doss, a cakewalk
North American informal duck soup, a snap
Australian/New Zealand informal a bludge, a snack
South African informal a piece of old tackle
1.1(Of a person) honest and frank: a straightforward young man
More example sentences
  • There is a nice sense of menace developing in it, and I like how none of the characters are straightforward.
  • Men are intensely straightforward and logical beings, and they find this confusing.
  • They are pretty straightforward with me, they know I can handle whatever it takes.
Synonyms
honest, frank, candid, open, truthful, sincere, on the level, honest-to-goodness;
forthright, plain-speaking, direct, unambiguous, straight from the shoulder, downright, not afraid to call a spade a spade
informal upfront, on the square
North American informal two-fisted, on the up and up
archaic free-spoken, round

Derivatives

straightforwardness

Pronunciation: /ˌstreɪtˈfɔːwədnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • Sincerity, seriousness, straightforwardness; all these things have their place.
  • We have dealt with him in good faith throughout this process, and in return have been met with openness, integrity, honesty, and straightforwardness.
  • First off, we liked her as a person for her courage, her sincerity and her straightforwardness.

Words that rhyme with straightforward

forward, henceforward, shoreward, thenceforward
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