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Characterized by openness and sincerity of expression; unreservedly straightforward:
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  1. Characterized by openness and sincerity of expression; unreservedly straightforward:
  2. Very honest or frank in what one says or writes
  3. Free from prejudice or bias; fair; just; impartial
Easy to accomplish, identify, or understand; not complicated, uncertain, or involved:
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  1. Easy to accomplish, identify, or understand; not complicated, uncertain, or involved:
  2. Easy, simple, without difficulty
  3. Free from ambiguity or pretense; plain and open:
Being the same in actual character as in outward appearance; genuine; real
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  1. Being the same in actual character as in outward appearance; genuine; real
  2. Being without hypocrisy or pretense; true:
  3. Without deceit, pretense, or hypocrisy; truthful; straightforward; honest
Available for use:
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  1. Available for use:
  2. Free from discriminatory restrictions based on race, religion, etc.
  3. Free from limitations, boundaries, or restrictions:
Straightforward; direct; frank
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  1. Straightforward; direct; frank
  2. Direct and without evasion; straightforward:
  3. Straightforward; not evasive; candid and direct
Unrestrained in speech; frank
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  1. Unrestrained in speech; frank
  2. Speaking, or spoken, freely, openly, or boldly; vocal.
  3. Spoken without reserve; candid.
By the shortest way, without turning or stopping; not roundabout; not interrupted; straight
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  1. By the shortest way, without turning or stopping; not roundabout; not interrupted; straight
  2. Proceeding without interruption in a straight course or line; not deviating or swerving:
  3. (Sports) Being a direct free kick.
Without affectation; plain:
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  1. Without affectation; plain:
  2. Equitable; fair:
  3. Showing fairness and sincerity; straightforward; free from deceit
Poorly made or done; crude.
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  1. Poorly made or done; crude.
  2. Without artificiality; simple; natural
  3. Free of artificiality; natural:
Not busy or not in use; available for other work, use, etc.
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  1. Not busy or not in use; available for other work, use, etc.
  2. Not controlled by obligation or the will of another:
  3. Not bound by convention or the rules of form:
Light; gentle:
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  1. Light; gentle:
  2. Free from worry, anxiety, trouble, or pain:
  3. Free from constraint; not stiff, awkward, or embarrassed
Having fair knowledge; acquainted:
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  1. Having fair knowledge; acquainted:
  2. Often encountered or seen:
  3. Natural and unstudied; informal:
Not held back for a particular person:
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  1. Not held back for a particular person:
  2. Not set aside for advance sale
  3. Frank or open in speech or behavior
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  1. Not inhibited; having no inhibitions.
  2. Without inhibition; esp., free from the usual social or psychological restraints, as in behavior
Displaying, having, or feeling no wariness; incautious:
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  1. Displaying, having, or feeling no wariness; incautious:
  2. Displaying a lack of caution or thought.
  3. Without guile or cunning; open
  1. Complete; absolute; utter.
  2. Directly to the point; plain; unambiguous; unevasive.
  3. Using plain direct language; accustomed to express opinions directly and bluntly; blunt.
Without deceit or trickery; straightforward.
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  1. Without deceit or trickery; straightforward.
  2. Alternative form of above-board.
Lacking in cunning, guile, or worldliness; innocent or naive:
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  1. Lacking in cunning, guile, or worldliness; innocent or naive:
  2. Frank; open; candid
  3. Simple; artless; naive; without guile
  1. Not sophisticated; lacking sophistication.
  2. Not complex, refined, developed, etc.
  3. Artless, simple, ingenuous, etc.
Not changed, modified, or affected.
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  1. Not changed, modified, or affected.
  2. Marked by lack of affectation; unpretentious or sincere.
  3. Without affectation; simple; sincere; natural
An extensive, relatively level area of land. Plains are present on all continents except Antarctica and are most often located in the interior regions. Because they can occur at almost any altitude or latitude, plains can be humid and forested, semiarid and grass-covered, or arid.
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  1. An extensive, relatively level area of land. Plains are present on all continents except Antarctica and are most often located in the interior regions. Because they can occur at almost any altitude or latitude, plains can be humid and forested, semiarid and grass-covered, or arid.
  2. Not complicated; simple
  3. Free from obstructions; open; clear:
Appearing real or true without necessarily being so; seeming
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  1. Appearing real or true without necessarily being so; seeming
  2. Readily understood; clear or obvious:
  3. Seeming, but not actual or real. See also actual and constructive.
Having a face that seems to exhibit honesty and sincerity.
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  1. Having a face that seems to exhibit honesty and sincerity.
  2. (Of a sandwich) Being a single slice of bread with a topping
  3. Designating a sandwich without a top slice of bread
Characterized by undeviating support, as of a principle or a political party:
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  1. Characterized by undeviating support, as of a principle or a political party:
  2. Perfectly horizontal or vertical; level or even:
  3. Concerned with serious or important matters:
Speaking or spoken plainly or frankly
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  1. Speaking or spoken plainly or frankly
  2. Speaking plainly or simply.
Candid in expression; outspoken.
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  1. Candid in expression; outspoken.
  2. Free in expressing opinions; frank; outspoken
Not acquired; inherent:
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  1. Not acquired; inherent:
  2. Present in or produced by nature:
  3. Free from affectation or artificiality; at ease
Without guile; candid; frank
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  1. Without guile; candid; frank
  2. Free from guile; honest but naïve.
Having a dull edge or point; not sharp
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  1. Having a dull edge or point; not sharp
  2. Slow to perceive, understand, or feel; dull or insensitive:
  3. Abrupt and often disconcertingly frank in speech:
Unduly forward and brazen; impudent:
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  1. Unduly forward and brazen; impudent:
  2. Strong or pronounced; prominent:
  3. Too free in behavior or manner; taking liberties; impudent; shameless
Not reserved; frank; candid
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  1. Not reserved; frank; candid
  2. Kindly; generous
  3. Kind and generous
Straightforward or unemotional:
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  1. Straightforward or unemotional:
  2. Of, or relating to facts only; literal, realistic
  3. Sticking strictly to facts; literal, unimaginative, unemotional, prosaic, etc.
Plain to see; readily observable
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  1. Plain to see; readily observable
  2. Fully developed or formulated:
  3. Readily observable:
Absolute; thorough; definite
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  1. Absolute; thorough; definite
  2. Alternative form of flat out.
  3. At full speed, with maximum effort, etc.
Straightforward; direct
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  1. Straightforward; direct
  2. Acting without concealment, obliquity, or compromise.
  3. Complete; unmitigated:
Paid or due in advance:
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  1. Paid or due in advance:
  2. Very honest or forthright; open; candid
  3. Invested, paid, etc., ahead of time; at the beginning
Free from prejudice or bias; fair; just; impartial
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  1. Free from prejudice or bias; fair; just; impartial
  2. Characterized by openness and sincerity of expression; unreservedly straightforward:
  3. Very honest or frank in what one says or writes
Effected by action of the voters, rather than through elected representatives or delegates:
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  1. Effected by action of the voters, rather than through elected representatives or delegates:
  2. Consisting of the exact words of the writer or speaker:
  3. Proceeding without interruption in a straight course or line; not deviating or swerving:
(Archaic) Going straight downward
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  1. (Archaic) Going straight downward
  2. Using plain direct language; accustomed to express opinions directly and bluntly; blunt.
  3. Directed vertically; coming straight down.
  1. Straightforward; not evasive; candid and direct
  2. (Archaic) Proceeding straight ahead.
  3. Straightforward; direct; frank
Without affectation; plain:
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  1. Without affectation; plain:
  2. Marked by or displaying integrity; upright:
  3. Frank and open
Lacking in cunning, guile, or worldliness; innocent or naive:
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  1. Lacking in cunning, guile, or worldliness; innocent or naive:
  2. Simple; artless; naive; without guile
  3. Frank; open; candid
Designating or of a type of defense used in various team sports, in which each defensive player guards a specified offensive player
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  1. Designating or of a type of defense used in various team sports, in which each defensive player guards a specified offensive player
  2. Frank, honest, sincere, etc. in a direct, personal way
  3. Direct, forthright, and honest
Played without a mute:
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  1. Played without a mute:
  2. (Sports) Having the forward foot farther from the intended point of impact with the ball than the rear foot:
  3. Accessible to all; unrestricted as to participants:
Frank; straightforward; blunt.
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  1. Frank; straightforward; blunt.
Direct and candid:
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  1. Direct and candid:
  2. Not deviating from the normal or strict form:
  3. Not altered, embellished, or modified:
Proceeding in a straight course or manner; not deviating; honest; frank.
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  1. Proceeding in a straight course or manner; not deviating; honest; frank.
  2. Moving or leading straight ahead; direct
  3. Honest; frank; open
Complete; unmitigated:
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  1. Complete; unmitigated:
  2. Acting without concealment, obliquity, or compromise.
  3. Straightforward; direct
Given without reservation; unqualified:
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  1. Given without reservation; unqualified:
  2. Not held back for a particular person:
  3. Frank or open in speech or behavior
(Informal) Characterized by candor, honesty, ethical behavior, etc.
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  1. (Informal) Characterized by candor, honesty, ethical behavior, etc.

Synonym Study

  • Outspoken suggests a lack of restraint or reserve in speech, esp. when reticence might be preferable
  • Open implies a lack of concealment and often connotes an ingenuous quality the open candor of a child
  • Candid implies a basic honesty that makes deceit or evasion impossible, sometimes to the embarrassment of the listener a candid opinion
  • Frank applies to a person, remark, etc. that is free or blunt in expressing the truth or an opinion, unhampered by conventional reticence a frank criticism
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