Textual thesaurus for "forthright"

(adj) blunt, candid, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder, outspoken, frank, free-spoken

characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion

blunt talking and straight shooting; a blunt New England farmer; I gave them my candid opinion; forthright criticism; a forthright approach to the problem; tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank; it is possible to be outspoken without being rude; plainspoken and to the point; a point-blank accusation

(adv) squarely, forthrightly

directly and without evasion; not roundabout

to face a problem squarely; the responsibility lies squarely with them; spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point