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Meaning of DIRECTNESS

Pronunciation:  dur'ektnus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  trueness of course toward a goal; "rivaling a hawk in directness of aim"
 

DIRECTNESS is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: straightness
 
 Antonyms: indirectness
 
 See Also: characteristic, downrightness, immediacy, immediateness, straightforwardness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Di*rect"ness\, n.
The quality of being direct; straightness;
straightforwardness; immediateness.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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