HyperDic: directness

English > 2 senses of the word directness:
NOUNattributedirectness, straightnesstrueness of course toward a goal / goal
attributedirectness, candor, candour, candidness, frankness, forthrightnessthe quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
directness > pronunciation
Soundsdayreh'knahs; dereh'ktnahs; dihreh'knahs; diyreh'knahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > directness: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaningtrueness of course toward a goal / goal.
Example"rivaling a hawk in directness of aim"
Synonymstraightness
Attributesdirectdirect in spatial dimensions
indirectnot direct in spatial dimension
Narrowerdownrightness, straightforwardnessThe quality of being direct and straightforward
immediacy, immediatenesslack of an intervening or mediating agency
pointednessThe quality of being obviously directed at a particular person or thing
BroadercharacteristicA distinguishing quality
OppositeindirectnessHaving the characteristic / characteristic of lacking a true course toward a goal / goal
Spanishfranqueza, lo certero, lo directo, sinceridad
Catalanfranquesa, sinceritat
Adjectivesdirectbeing an immediate result or consequence
English > directness: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech.
Synonymscandor, candour, candidness, frankness, forthrightness
Narroweringenuousnessopenly straightforward or frank
Broaderhonesty, honestnessThe quality of being honest
Spanishcandor, franqueza
Catalancandor, franquesa
Adjectivesdirectstraightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action

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