Definition of 'straightforward'
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The rest of the game requires some technique but is fairly straightforward. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is not a straightforward story of good and evil. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Selection in the forwards appears more straightforward and less contentious. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Nobody who saw the trial can forget their simple and straightforward decency. The Sun (2008)You have the confidence to talk about love in the straightforward way that gets a relationship moving. The Sun (2011)There is no straightforward narrative or direct action. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The rest of the journey was straightforward enough. The Friendship: Wordsworth and Coleridge (2006)Rarely is a doctor faced with a straightforward task in diagnosing illness according to symptoms. The Descent of Mind - the how and why of intelligence (1990)We know now things are not quite so straightforward. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yet her own path to the top was relatively straightforward. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The menus were responsive and fairly straightforward too. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If they feel he is straightforward and has good integrity he will be fine. The Sun (2011)It is fairly straightforward and easy with all the information found on the website. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Other are supporting the attempt to make it less straightforward to obtain ebooks through a library. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It now realises that criminal cases are best kept simple and straightforward. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You can talk to the family in the straightforward way that gets things moving. The Sun (2010)The first two needs are straightforward enough. MANAGING FOR RESULTS (1986)There was a time when a table radio was a fairly modest machine that performed a straightforward task. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But his account of how he got to build rows of worthless houses on borrowed money is honest and straightforward. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was a pretty straightforward plan. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They will be similar to us - straightforward and direct. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It's about being straightforward and honest with clients. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The Serbia defender has a pretty straightforward attitude to his role. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'straightforward'
British English: straightforward /ˌstreɪtˈfɔːwəd/ ADJECTIVE
If something is straightforward, it is not complicated to do or understand.
Of course it isn't as straightforward as that!
- American English: straightforward
- Arabic: صَريح
- Brazilian Portuguese: direto
- Chinese: 直截了当的
- Croatian: izravan
- Czech: přímočarý
- Danish: ligefrem
- Dutch: simpel
- European Spanish: franco honesto
- Finnish: rehellinen
- French: simple
- German: aufrichtig
- Greek: ευθύς ειλικρινής
- Italian: schietto
- Japanese: 率直な
- Korean: 정직한
- Norwegian: åpenhjertig
- Polish: prostolinijny
- European Portuguese: direto
- Romanian: simplu
- Russian: прямой
- Spanish: franco
- Swedish: rättfram
- Thai: ตรงไปตรงมา
- Turkish: açık sözlü
- Ukrainian: прямий
- Vietnamese: thẳng thắn
Definition of straightforward from the Collins English Dictionary
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