Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “straightforward”

straightforward

adjective
 
 
/ˌstreɪtˈfɔːwəd/
EASY B2 easy to do or understand: The task looked fairly straightforward.Easiness and simplicity
HONEST saying clearly and honestly what you think: She's very straightforward.Honesty, openness and sincerity
(Definition of straightforward from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Easiness and simplicity, but you might be interested in these topics from the Easy and difficult topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “straightforward” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

tankard

a large usually drinking cup, usually made of metal, with sloping sides, a handle, and sometimes a lid, mainly used for drinking beer

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More