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 for forthright
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forthright \Forth"right`\ (? or ?), adv. [Forth, adv. + right,
     adv.]
     Straight forward; in a straight direction. [Archaic] --Sir P.
     Sidney.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forthright \Forth"right`\, a.
     Direct; straightforward; as, a forthright man. [Archaic]
     --Lowell.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           They were Night and Day, and Day and Night,
           Piligrims wight with steps forthright.   --Emerson.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forthright \Forth"right`\, n.
     A straight path. [Archaic]
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Here's a maze trod, indeed,
           Through forthrights and meanders!        --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  forthright
      adv 1: 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" [syn: squarely, forthrightly, forthright]
      adj 1: 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" [syn: blunt,
             candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken,
             outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-
             from-the-shoulder]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  57 Moby Thesaurus words for "forthright":
     aboveboard, artless, bluff, blunt, broad, brusque, candid, dead,
     dead ahead, direct, directly, downright, due, due north, explicit,
     frank, frankhearted, free, free-speaking, free-spoken,
     free-tongued, genuine, heart-to-heart, in a beeline, in line with,
     ingenuous, open, openhearted, outspoken, plain, plain dealing,
     plain-spoken, right, round, sincere, single, straight,
     straight across, straight ahead, straight-out, straightforward,
     straightforwards, straightly, transparent, unambiguous, unchecked,
     unconstrained, undeviatingly, undisguised, unequivocal, unguarded,
     uninhibited, unreserved, unrestrained, unswervingly, unvarnished,
     unveeringly
  
  

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