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Definition of directness noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

directness

 noun
noun
NAmE//dəˈrɛktnəs//
 
, NAmE//daɪˈrɛktnəs//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the quality of being simple and clear, so that it is impossible not to understand “What's that?” she asked with her usual directness. He presents his case with refreshing clarity and directness.
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