forthrightness forthrightness  /ˈfɔrθ ˈraɪt nəs/


  • (n) the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech


  1. Quite a few officials are finding Kahn's abrasive forthrightness more than a little unsettling.
  2. His forthrightness is the plain speaking of a non-political person who has no patience for guile and deviousness.
  3. Still it seems most of his American flock is being won over by Benedict, both for his forthrightness on sex abuse, and more generally for his shepherding skills.


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    You have to open up even more today -- otherwise, things don't ever quite click. Honesty and forthrightness are what you need to ensure that the day runs along smoothly. Encourage others to do the same. More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes , Daily Couple's LoveScopes , Daily CareerScopes , Weekly RomanticScopes , Monthly FitnessScopes , more ... Today's Free Sample Reading: What ...
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  1. And BBC Director General Mark Thompson said: "Lord Hussey made an immense contribution to public life, including his time as chairman of the BBC. He will be remembered for his great vision, his integrity and his forthrightness, but also for his...
    on Dec 27, 2006 By: Mark Thompson Source: BBC News

  2. "Thankfully you worked with President Yar' Adua and played a key role in all the successes he chalked. The position comes with many challenges you are already conversant with and we pray that your forthrightness and ability to steer Nigeria through...
    on May 7, 2010 By: Jerry Rawlings Source: Ghana News Agency

  3. As Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said later, Levi's crucial asset was "a level of integrity such as there could never be any doubt about his honesty, forthrightness or truthfulness."
    on Mar 15, 2007 By: Antonin Scalia Source: Chicago Tribune

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