directness
noun Date: 1598 1. the character of being accurate in course or aim 2. strict pertinence ; straightforwardness <
her directness was disarming — Robin Cook
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Directness — Di*rect ness, n. The quality of being direct; straightness; straightforwardness; immediateness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • directness — index candor (straightforwardness) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • directness — di|rect|ness [dıˈrektnıs, daı ] n [U] the quality of being clear, plain, or easy to understand ▪ She has a childlike enthusiasm and directness. directness of ▪ The directness of the question startled me …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • directness — direct ► ADJECTIVE 1) going from one place to another without changing direction or stopping. 2) without intervening factors or intermediaries. 3) straightforward; frank. 4) clear; unambiguous. 5) (of descent) proceeding in continuous succession… …   English terms dictionary

  • directness — noun 1. trueness of course toward a goal rivaling a hawk in directness of aim • Syn: ↑straightness • Ant: ↑indirectness • Derivationally related forms: ↑straight (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • directness — noun The state or quality of being direct …   Wiktionary

  • directness — Synonyms and related words: Atticism, appropriateness, artlessness, austerity, baldness, bareness, bluffness, bluntness, broadness, brusqueness, candidness, candor, chasteness, chastity, childlikeness, clarity, classicalism, classicism, clear… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • directness — di rect·ness || tnɪs n. immediacy; straightforward quality, truthfulness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • directness — di·rect·ness …   English syllables

  • straightness — noun 1. (of hair) lack of a tendency to curl • Ant: ↑curliness • Derivationally related forms: ↑straight • Hypernyms: ↑curvature, ↑curve 2. freedom from crooks or curves or bends or angles …   Useful english dictionary

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