honest and straightforward in speech or attitudeThey had a frank discussion about the issue.
a candid account of her life in the limelight
open, , ,
She has an open, trusting nature.
She avoided giving a direct answer.
his reputation for plain speaking
I was impressed by his straightforward intelligent manner.
She is blunt about her personal life.
He accepted her apologies as sincere.
He was an outspoken critic of apartheid.
I was honest about what I was doing.
a simple, downright chap with no rhetorical airs about him
We are all fairly truthful about our personal lives.
forthright, , ,
She was known for her forthright manner.
a plain-spoken man full of scorn for pomp and pretense
his artless air and charming smile
He seemed too ingenuous for a reporter.
straight from the shoulder (informal)
with frank admiration on his face
their open dislike of each other
He made me look like a complete idiot.
It's obvious that he doesn't like me.
There was genuine joy in the room.
He spoke with evident emotion about his ordeal.
A look of utter confusion swept across his handsome face.
songs containing explicit references to sexual activity
cases of manifest injustice
He thought he could fool people with transparent deceptions.
the unmistakable aroma of freshly ground coffee
You're an out-and-out liar.
He deserves our wholehearted support in this matter.
He looked down at Bauer in undisguised disgust.
dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal), ,
He was a fair dinkum bloke with no pretensions.
I could tell from his unfeigned astonishment that he knew nothing.
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in the sense of artless
natural or unpretentioushis artless air and charming smile
in the sense of blunt
(of people, manner of speaking, etc.) straightforward and uncomplicatedShe is blunt about her personal life.
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