straightforward

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj straightforward pointed directly ahead "a straightforward gaze"
    • adj straightforward without evasion or compromise "a square contradiction","he is not being as straightforward as it appears"
    • adj straightforward free from ambiguity "a straightforward set of instructions"
    • adj straightforward without concealment or deception; honest "their business was open and aboveboard","straightforward in all his business affairs"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Straightforward Proceeding in a straight course or manner; not deviating; honest; frank.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • straightforward Directly forward; right ahead.
    • straightforward Direct; leading directly forward or onward.
    • straightforward Characterized by uprightness, honesty, or frankness; honest; frank; open; without deviation or prevarication: as, a straightforward course; a straightforward person, character, or answer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Straightforward going forward in a straight course: honest: open: downright
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Quotations

  • Erin Pizzey
    Erin Pizzey
    “Men are gentle, honest and straightforward. Women are convoluted, deceptive and dangerous.”
  • Paula Nelson
    Paula Nelson
    “The best business plans are straightforward documents that spell out the who, what, where, why, and how much...”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. streht, pa.p. of streccan, to stretch.

Usage

In literature:

He was a pleasant, straightforward young man, of perhaps twenty.
"The Young Musician" by Horatio Alger
Peters belonged to a class which Kerry despised with all the force of his straightforward character.
"Tales of Chinatown" by Sax Rohmer
That would have been the straightforward way!
"Love and Life" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Sophy, we all have very clear, straightforward views at eighteen of what other people ought to do.
"The Young Step-Mother" by Charlotte M. Yonge
His face was healthy and sunburnt, with fair short hair and straightforward grey eyes.
"Under the Storm" by Charlotte M. Yonge
To me the whole business seems like very plain, straightforward sailing.
"The Great Stone of Sardis" by Frank R. Stockton
He was transparently simple and straightforward.
"When the Holy Ghost is Come" by S. L. Brengle
There was no sentimentalism in it, only straightforward feeling, forceful, yet gentle.
"Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Gering's defence was straightforward.
"The Trail of the Sword, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
The straightforward issue of Guida or the duchy he had not been called upon to face.
"The Battle Of The Strong, Complete A Romance of Two Kingdoms" by Gilbert Parker
The Coroner believed the story solely because Orlando's frankness and straightforwardness filled him with confidence.
"Wild Youth, Volume Complete" by Gilbert Parker
But Pedro, at any rate, was just a simple, straightforward brute, if a murderous one.
"Victory" by Joseph Conrad
The touch of artificiality was cold on this amazingly straightforward old man.
"December Love" by Robert Hichens
Knowing that he never could have a fair trial, it was the only straightforward and good and affectionate thing for him to do.
"Erema" by R. D. Blackmore
Percival, I know how straightforward you are, and how keen of perception.
"Springhaven" by R. D. Blackmore
All straightforward now and henceforth.
"Kenelm Chillingly, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He was simple and straightforward about it, and certainly made a rather neat job of the affair.
"The Wolf's Long Howl" by Stanley Waterloo
Your methods are not simple, not straightforward.
"Right Ho, Jeeves" by P. G. Wodehouse
And I request from you a straightforward statement.
"The Starbucks" by Opie Percival Read
It was said of Charlotte Farnham that she was sensible beyond her years, and withal strong and straightforward in honesty of purpose.
"The Price" by Francis Lynde
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In poetry:

Men of a thousand shifts and wiles, look here!
See one straightforward conscience put in pawn
To win a world; see the obedient sphere
By bravery's simple gravitation drawn!
"To W.L. Garrison" by James Russell Lowell
THES. Like it. Why it's as straightforward as possible. Why
there hasn't been a hitch of any kind since we came up here. Lor'
the airs you gods and goddesses give yourselves are perfectly
sickening. Why it's mere child's play.
"Thespis: Act II" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Jackson had a firm conviction that the average M.P.
Was not prefectly straightforward as a member ought to be.
"They disguise their actual motives," Jackson said, "and so they fail.
I shall leave no false suspicion that I'm sitting on a rail."
"The Candid Candidate" by C J Dennis

In news:

Officials say wording is straightforward.
It may seem as if someone you live or work with is trying to undermine your efforts but in reality you are reading too much into a situation that is quite straightforward.
Fans of straightforward, raw rock and roll will get a heavy dose of it Friday starting at 7:30 pm at the Orpheum Theatre.
Men's typical grooming routines are quick and straightforward: a daily shower and shave, a comb through the hair, and a clipper to the nails when needed.
On the surface, Groves has been assigned a straightforward task: count every person living in America in 2010.
The question was deceptively straightforward, posed with no more melodrama than an optometrist musters when administering an eye exam.
HUNTSVILLE — ARDMORE — The ingredients for success have been straightforward for Ardmore this season: rush for 300 yards, take care of the football and maximize the friendly confines of Cooper Field.
Turner has always struck me as an honest, straightforward guy.
NEW YORK (AP) — The money manager's job is supposed to be straightforward: Take people's cash and put it to work.
Could the straightforward checklists used by airline pilots also help save lives in the operating room.
Making Sense of the Weather NASA designed this page to give kids a straightforward explanation of El Niño and to provide weather-related activities.
Facts and figures don't always tell straightforward stories.
The process of petitioning our local government was neither easy nor straightforward and certainly could not have been accomplished without a team of dedicated, like-minded individuals.
Hired John Mellencamp's producer Don Gehman and crafted their cleanest, biggest-sounding production and most straightforwardly bold political statement.
You should be straightforward about it.
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In science:

The application of Eqs. (6), (9) and (12) to scattering data is straightforward and yields |A(k , θ)|, |B (k , θ)| and φB (k , θ) − φA (k , θ).
Violation of pseudospin symmetry in nucleon-nucleus scattering: exact relations
This is a straightforward superintegral that can be evaluated using standard methods.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
They are a straightforward representation of FOL.
SLDNFA-system
Since the matrix K is upper triangular with distinct eigenvalues, this is straightforward.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
Since we diagonalized the matrix associated to this Markov chain, it is straightforward to compute this probability.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
The proof in the two-dimensional case is relatively straightforward and details can be found in Foias et al. .
Existence and homogenization of the Rayleigh-B\'enard problem
It is straightforward to compute that ∂ ◦ ∂ = 0.
Homology for irregular connections
In a straightforward generalization of Aronsza jn’s proof, Specker proved the existence of Aronsza jn trees for every succesor κ+ s.t κ<κ = κ.
On the consistency of the definable tree property on \aleph_1
The proof that the definable tree property holds for every n, is a straightforward generalization and will not be given here.
On the consistency of the definable tree property on \aleph_1
Thus, we can straightforwardly work out A(y ), given P (ζ , y ) and L(y ).
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
It is straightforward to see that then m(λ) = ℓ|λ| near the origin.
Gaussian limit for determinantal random point fields
When we were trying, we found that the extension is almost straightforward except for extending the two key theorems (Propositions 3.8 and 3.13) we need certain identities purely about F and Ω.
Generalized vertex algebras generated by parafermion-like vertex operators
Given the propagator it is straightforward to write down the two- and three-point functions.
Aspects of the D=6, (2,0) Tensor Multiplet
For a locally tree like structure the generalization of the one-dimensional dynamical cluster technique is straightforward .
Branching annihilating random walk on random regular graphs
A straightforward relative version also holds.
Dual 2-complexes in 4-manifolds
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