Definition of forthrightness:
plainness, openness, candidness, unreserve, unguardedness, directness, plumpness, bluntness, outspokenness, plainspokenness, candour, straightness, straightforwardness, fair-mindedness, frankness, unreservedness, candor, openheartedness.
- respectability (part of speech: noun)
The ordeal of living surrounded by the Grass, which had destroyed her assistants, seemed to have made no other change in her than the fading of her hair, which was now completely white, and a loss of weight, giving her a deceptive appearance of fragility at variance with the forthrightness of her manner.- "Greener Than You Think", Ward Moore.
" But it was me you quarrelled about," remonstrated Bonbright with that sudden clear vision which ultra- spiritual natures often show, and that startling forthrightness of speech which amazes and daunts the mountaineer.- "Judith of the Cumberlands", Alice MacGowan.