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Definition of directness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

directness

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//dəˈrektnəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dəˈrektnəs//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈrektnəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrektnəs//
 
; BrE BrE//daɪˈrektnəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈrektnəs//
 
[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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: directness