English version

directness

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdirectnessdi‧rect‧ness /dəˈrektnəs, daɪ-/ noun [uncountable]  the quality of being clear, plain, or easy to understand She has a childlike enthusiasm and directness.directness of The directness of the question startled me.
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directnessThere is a directness, a genuine sense of conviction in these words which extend far beyond strategic posing.She speaks with an almost childlike directness that wins over the most sceptical audience.MacLaine seems to savor such amusingly earthy directness.I desire to reply with equal directness.I argued that drama is not in itself direct, that indeed its power lies in its seeming directness.They have learned that directness can be a liability, benefiting the administration and Democratic members of Congress.He still had enough rural conservatism to find this directness startling.
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