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From straight +‎ forward.

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straightforward (comparative more straightforward, superlative most straightforward)

  1. Proceeding in a straight course or manner; not deviating.
  2. easy, simple, without difficulty
    • 2013, Daniel Taylor, Steven Gerrard goal against Poland ensures England will go to World Cup (in The Guardian, 15 October 2013)[1]
      Poland played with great energy, quick to the ball, strong in the challenge, and projecting the clear sense they had absolutely no intention whatsoever of making this a straightforward night.
  3. (figuratively) direct; honest; frank
    • 1992, George J. Church, "Why Voters Don't Trust Clinton," Time, 20 Apr, p. 38,
      A great deal of the uneasiness about Clinton reflects his propensity to dance away from straightforward yes or no answers to any character question.

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straightforward (comparative more straightforward, superlative most straightforward)

  1. In a straightforward manner.
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