From Old English forþriht (“direct, plain”); equivalent to forth (adverb) + right (adjective). The adverb is from Old English forþrihte (“straightway, at once, plainly”), with the adverbial suffix -e.
- Straightforward, not evasive, candid and direct.
- The witness was considered eminently credible thanks to her forthright answers.
- Frank, outspoken.
- Markedly simple.
- Fixed, settled, decided.
- (archaic) Proceeding straight forth.
straightforward; not evasive
- Expressly, frankly, unhesitatingly.
- At once, forthwith.
- (archaic) Straight forward, in a straight direction.
forthright (plural forthrights)
- (archaic) A straight path.