[ UK /da‍ɪɹˈɛktnəs/ ]
[ US /daɪˈɹɛknəs, dɝˈɛktnəs, diˈɹɛknəs, dɪˈɹɛknəs/ ]
  1. the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
  2. trueness of course toward a goal
    rivaling a hawk in directness of aim
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How To Use directness In A Sentence

  • Older and newly arrived Vietnamese Americans often display indirectness and extreme politeness in dealing with others.
  • Their e-mails were 'tortured haikus of indirectness', so he told me. Relationships Of Mutual Mistrust
  • Kellen blushed, and assented, wondering if he'd ever really get the hang of the indirectness of Elven manners. Tran Siberian
  • He presents his case with refreshing clarity and directness.
  • His love of simplicity and directness extends beyond tech. Times, Sunday Times
  • He had an innate egalitarianism, a plain-spoken American way of talking, a directness, and a lack of airs.
  • But he and his advisers rightly think his best sales point is his image as an antipolitical politician, a country doctor turned governor who boasts of "my directness and my unwillingness to bend" as he bluntly diagnoses all the ills of American life. There's A Chill In The Air
  • The MIT students' postshow demonstration in the lobby of the two toy-plane-like robots had all the charm and directness that the stage presentation lacked. Mark Morris And His Joy of Text
  • Now I'm starting to appreciate the interplay of musical texture and lyrical directness.
  • These are shown in the boldness of the batik colors and the directness of the motifs.
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