forthright forthright  /ˈfɔrθ ˈraɪt/


  1. (adj) characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
  2. (adv) directly and without evasion; not roundabout


  1. Rudy Giuliani's decision to be more forthright about his pro-choice stance on abortion may be the boldest step of the Presidential campaign so far.
  2. Hers is an egocentricity so forthright and complete as to be pure, like that of a six-month-old baby, happy in the discovery of her body.
  3. As godfather of the Green Revolution, Swaminathan, 74, is modest about his own achievements but forthright about his work's impact on his native land and the planet Earth.


  1. Circle of Shadows: A Westerman/Crowther Mystery

    The forthright Mrs. Harriet Westerman and her reclusive companion, anatomist Gabriel Crowther, tackle their first case outside of England in the fourth installment of Imogen Robertson’s heralded historical suspense series.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Book Reporter

  2. Honoring a strong woman

    Mercy Otis Warren was known as a strong, influential woman who, because of her tenacity and forthright political writings, was well respected in a man’s world.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Barnstable Patriot

  3. Martin family attorneys release statement on Day 3 of Zimmerman Trial

    Today on the third day of the jury selection in the Trayvon Martin murder trial we are inspired by the honesty of the potential jurors. Their answers have been forthright and we have faith that the justice system and the members of the public who are selected for the jury will perform their civic duty in a fair and impartial manner. Yesterday, former NYPD detective Harry Houck commented to FOX ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WFTV 9 Orlando


  1. "My passion in life has always been my family," Jones said. "I know the day is quickly approaching when my boys ask me about these current events. I intend to be honest and forthright ...... and guide them into not making the same mistakes."
    on Jan 11, 2008 By: Marion Jones Source: FOXNews

  2. "We are going to partner with the lieutenant governor when he becomes governor," said Bruno. "David has always been very open with me, very forthright ...... I look forward to a positive, productive relationship."
    on Mar 12, 2008 By: Joseph Bruno Source: FOXNews

  3. "We have to evaluate whether you are really being forthright," Mr. Specter said. "Your characterization of your participation is significantly, if not totally, at variance with the facts."
    on Apr 19, 2007 By: Arlen Specter Source: New York Times

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