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Meaning of “straightforward” in the English Dictionary

"straightforward" in British English

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straightforwardadjective

uk   /ˌstreɪtˈfɔː.wəd/  us   /-ˈfɔːr.wɚd/
  • straightforward adjective (SIMPLE)

B2 easy to ​understand or ​simple: Just ​follow the ​signs to Bradford - it's very straightforward.

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  • straightforward adjective (HONEST)

(of a ​person) ​honest and not ​likely to ​hidetheiropinions: Roz is straightforward and ​lets you ​know what she's ​thinking.
straightforwardly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
He ​explainedquite straightforwardly that there wasn't enough ​work for us all.
(Definition of straightforward from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"straightforward" in American English

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straightforwardadjective

 us   /ˌstreɪtˈfɔr·wərd/
  • straightforward adjective (UNDERSTANDABLE)

easy to ​understand; ​clear: The ​doctorexplained the ​operation in straightforward ​English.
  • straightforward adjective (HONEST)

honest and without ​unnecessarypoliteness: She’s a straightforward, ​no-nonsenseteacher.
(Definition of straightforward from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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