how to pronounce forthright


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the above transcription of forthright is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

forthright is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of forthright in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… the heath was very forthright today in …”

meanings of forthright


  1. Straightforward, not evasive, candid and direct.
  2. Proceeding straight forth.
  3. Markedly simple.
  4. Frank, outspoken.
  5. Fixed, settled, decided.


  1. Expressly, frankly, unhesitatingly.
  2. Straight forward, in a straight direction.
  3. At once, forthwith.
  4. Swiftly.


  1. A straight path.

forthright frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word forthright occurs in english on average 1.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics forthright can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that forthright can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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