straight, straightforward

straight, straightforward
صَرِيح \ candid: honest, telling the truth although it may not be liked: Can a doctor always be candid about a sick person’s condition? She had candid eyes that could not hide her feelings. frank: free and honest in speech; saying what one really thinks: He was frank enough to tell me at once that he had made a bad mistake. Frankly, I wouldn’t trust that woman. open: honest; not hiding anything: an open face. outspoken: (of sb. or his speech) saying just what one thinks, although it may annoy some people. straight, straightforward: honest and direct; not deceitful or twisted: [i]Please give me a straight answer to my question.

Arabic-English glossary. 2015.

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