straightforward

Meaning(s)

1. honest, simple and easy to do or understand

Popularity

High

Professional

High

Social

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straightforward approach/instructions/answer

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Something which is described as 'straightforward' is honest, simple and easy to do or understand. If something is straightforward it is direct and 'to the point' without being complicated or hiding anything. This is an adjective used in both professional and social contexts.

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  1. Please, stop beating about the bush and just give me a straightforward answer!
  2. The instructions seemed pretty straightforward, but when I began trying to put the furniture together I immediately ran into difficulties.

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  1. To do the task you just need to follow the guidelines I have set you. It is really very straightforward.
  2. I think we should adopt a straightforward approach to dealing with the issue rather than over complicating things. 

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