directness

directness
Synonyms and related words:
Atticism, appropriateness, artlessness, austerity, baldness, bareness, bluffness, bluntness, broadness, brusqueness, candidness, candor, chasteness, chastity, childlikeness, clarity, classicalism, classicism, clear-cutness, clearness, coherence, comeliness, common speech, connectedness, consistency, correctness, crystallinity, definition, dignity, discrimination, distinction, distinctness, ease, elegance, elegancy, explicitness, felicitousness, felicity, finish, fittingness, flatness, flow, flowing periods, fluency, forthrightness, frankness, freedom, freeness, genuineness, good taste, grace, gracefulness, gracility, guilelessness, homespun, horizontalness, household words, inartificiality, ingenuousness, innocence, leanness, limpidity, lineality, linearity, lucidity, matter-of-factness, naiveness, naivete, naivety, naturalness, neatness, openheartedness, openness, outspokenness, pellucidity, perspicuity, plain English, plain dealing, plain speaking, plain speech, plain style, plain words, plainness, plainspokenness, polish, propriety, prosaicness, prosiness, purity, rectilinearity, refinement, restrainedness, restraint, roundness, rustic style, seemliness, severity, simpleheartedness, simplemindedness, simpleness, simplicity, sincerity, single-heartedness, single-mindedness, singleness of heart, smoothness, soberness, spareness, starkness, straightforwardness, straightness, structure, taste, tastefulness, terseness, transparency, transpicuity, trustfulness, unadorned style, unadornedness, unaffectedness, unambiguousness, unassumingness, unconstraint, unequivocalness, unguardedness, unimaginativeness, unmistakableness, unpoeticalness, unpretentiousness, unreserve, unrestraint, unsophisticatedness, unsophistication, unsuspiciousness, unswervingness, unwariness, vernacular, verticalness

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Directness — Di*rect ness, n. The quality of being direct; straightness; straightforwardness; immediateness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • directness — index candor (straightforwardness) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • directness — di|rect|ness [dıˈrektnıs, daı ] n [U] the quality of being clear, plain, or easy to understand ▪ She has a childlike enthusiasm and directness. directness of ▪ The directness of the question startled me …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • directness — noun Date: 1598 1. the character of being accurate in course or aim 2. strict pertinence ; straightforwardness < her directness was disarming Robin Cook > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • directness — direct ► ADJECTIVE 1) going from one place to another without changing direction or stopping. 2) without intervening factors or intermediaries. 3) straightforward; frank. 4) clear; unambiguous. 5) (of descent) proceeding in continuous succession… …   English terms dictionary

  • directness — noun 1. trueness of course toward a goal rivaling a hawk in directness of aim • Syn: ↑straightness • Ant: ↑indirectness • Derivationally related forms: ↑straight (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • directness — noun The state or quality of being direct …   Wiktionary

  • directness — di rect·ness || tnɪs n. immediacy; straightforward quality, truthfulness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • directness — di·rect·ness …   English syllables

  • straightness — noun 1. (of hair) lack of a tendency to curl • Ant: ↑curliness • Derivationally related forms: ↑straight • Hypernyms: ↑curvature, ↑curve 2. freedom from crooks or curves or bends or angles …   Useful english dictionary

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