Forthrightness Forth"right`ness, n. Straightforwardness; explicitness; directness. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

Dante's concise forthrightness of phrase. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

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  • forthrightness — forth·right·ness …   English syllables

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