Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Forthright'
adj : characterized by directness in manner or speech; without
subtlety or evasion; "blunt talking and straight
shooting"; "a blunt New England farmer"; "I gave them
my candid opinion"; "forthright criticism"; "a
forthright approach to the problem"; "tell me what you
think--and you may just as well be frank"; "it is
possible to be outspoken without being rude";
"plainspoken and to the point"; "a point-blank
accusation" [syn: blunt, candid, frank, free-spoken,
outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder]
adv : directly and without evasion; not roundabout; "to face a
problem squarely"; "the responsibility lies squarely
with them"; "spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to
the point" [syn: squarely, forthrightly]
- Forthright \Forth"right`\ (? or ?), adv. [Forth, adv. + right,
Straight forward; in a straight direction. [Archaic] --Sir P.
- Forthright \Forth"right`\, a.
Direct; straightforward; as, a forthright man. [Archaic]
They were Night and Day, and Day and Night, Piligrims
wight with steps forthright. --Emerson.
- Forthright \Forth"right`\, n.
A straight path. [Archaic]
Here's a maze trod, indeed, Through forthrights and
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Forthright'
The Last Camel Died at Noon is the sixth in a series of mystery novels, written by Elizabeth Peters and featuring fictional sleuth and archaeologist Amelia Peabody. Although most of the Amelia Peabody series are fairly "hard" historical detective stories, "Last Camel" is an exception, and satirizes adventure novels in the tradition of Henry Rider Haggard. The title of this book is identical to the first sentence of the 1981 thriller The Key to Rebecca by Ken Follet. The Last Camel Died at Noon most closely follows the tradition with farcical plot elements like a lost and ancient civilization, a young English girl serving as its high priestess, an evil prince, a wronged noble prince who wants to free the slaves, kidnappings, escapes, mazes of tunnels (and palaces) hand-carved from cliffs.[See more about Forthright at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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