straightness

straightness
noun
1. (of hair) lack of a tendency to curl
Ant: ↑curliness
Derivationally related forms: ↑straight
Hypernyms: ↑curvature, ↑curve
2. freedom from crooks or curves or bends or angles
Ant: ↑crookedness
Derivationally related forms: ↑straight
Hypernyms: ↑shape, ↑form, ↑configuration, ↑contour, ↑conformation
3. a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the opposite sex
Derivationally related forms: ↑straight, ↑heterosexual (for: ↑heterosexuality)
Hypernyms: ↑sexual activity, ↑sexual practice, ↑sex, ↑sex activity
4. having honest intentions
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he acted in good faith

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doubt was expressed as to the good faith of the immigrants

Syn: ↑good faith
Derivationally related forms: ↑straight
Hypernyms: ↑honesty, ↑honestness
5. trueness of course toward a goal
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rivaling a hawk in directness of aim

Syn: ↑directness
Ant: ↑indirectness (for: ↑directness)
Derivationally related forms: ↑straight, ↑direct (for: ↑directness)
Hypernyms: ↑characteristic
Attrubites: ↑direct, ↑indirect

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Straightness — Straight ness, n. The quality, condition, or state, of being straight; as, the straightness of a path. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Straightness — Straight ness, n. A variant of {Straitness}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • straightness — index rectitude Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Straightness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Straightness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 straightness straightness rectilinearity directness Sgm: N 1 inflexibility inflexibility &c.(stiffness) 323 Sgm: N 1 straight line straight line right line direct line Sgm: N 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • straightness — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Absence of bending Nouns 1. straightness, directness (see adjectives); rectilinearity, alignment, truing; straight, direct, or right line, straight angle; beeline, short cut; inflexibility, stiffness (see… …   English dictionary for students

  • straightness — straight ► ADJECTIVE 1) extending uniformly in one direction only; without a curve or bend. 2) properly positioned so as to be level, upright, or symmetrical. 3) in proper order or condition. 4) honest and direct. 5) (of thinking) clear and… …   English terms dictionary

  • straightness — noun see straight I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • straightness — See straightly. * * * …   Universalium

  • straightness — noun a) The state or quality of being straight (especially in the sense of heterosexual ). b) The result or product of being straight. Syn: heterosexuality …   Wiktionary

  • straightness — straight·ness || streɪtnɪs n. quality of being straight, state of being without bend or curve; honesty; candidness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • straightness — straight·ness …   English syllables

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