forthrightly forthrightly  /ˈfɔrθ ˈraɪt li/


  • (adv) directly and without evasion; not roundabout



  1. But if not for the courage of one aging physician, the government might not have been forced to deal forthrightly with the disease.
  2. The largest silence is Shmuel's, who never forthrightly explains his desperate circumstances to Bruno.
  3. But the reluctance of millions like Li to answer forthrightly could drastically skew the data.


  1. Billy, Don't Be a Hero

    (This article appeared in the November 1993 issue of SPIN ) Billy Corgan, rangy singer-guitarist-songwriter for Chicago's Smashing Pumpkins, is a lightweight. He makes that clear as he settles down in a midtown Manhattan bar to talk: "I'm a lightweight," he forthrightly announces as we order our first drinks...
    on July 26, 2013     Source: Spin

  2. Editorial: Explainer in-Chief; Obama Parses the Trial Reaction

    At a time when our national politics produce vastly more heat than light, President Obama interrupted the tiresome theatrics to speak forthrightly about a profoundly difficult and important matter— divergent public reaction to the Trayvon Martin verdict, which, because it is about the killing of an unarmed black teenager, is ultimately about race.
    on July 25, 2013     Source: Valley News

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