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English definition of “forthright”

forthright

adjective     /ˈfɔːθ.raɪt/ US  /ˈfɔːrθ-/
(too) honest or direct in behaviour: His forthright manner can be mistaken for rudeness. I admire her forthright way of dealing with people.Blunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchNot being friendly forthrightness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Blunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchNot being friendly
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