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Meaning of FORTHRIGHT

Pronunciation:  'fowrth`rIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  directly and without evasion; not roundabout; "to face a problem squarely"; "the responsibility lies squarely with them"; "spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point"
  2. [adj]  characterized by disconcerting directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion; "blunt talking and straight shooting"; "a blunt New England farmer"; "I gave them my candid opinion"; "forthright criticism"; "a forthright approach to the problem"; "tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank"; "it is possible to be outspoken without being rude"; "plainspoken and to the point"; "a point-blank accusation"
 

FORTHRIGHT is a 10 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: blunt, candid, direct, forthrightly, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, squarely
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Forth"right`\ (? or ?), adv. [Forth, adv. + right,
    adv.]
    Straight forward; in a straight direction. [Archaic] --Sir P.
    Sidney.
    
    
  2. \Forth"right`\, a.
    Direct; straightforward; as, a forthright man. [Archaic]
    --Lowell.
    
          They were Night and Day, and Day and Night, Piligrims
          wight with steps forthright.             --Emerson.
    
    
  3. \Forth"right`\, n.
    A straight path. [Archaic]
    
          Here's a maze trod, indeed, Through forthrights and
          meanders!                                --Shak.
    
    
 
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