AskDefine | Define directness

Dictionary Definition

directness n : trueness of course toward a goal; "rivaling a hawk in directness of aim" [syn: straightness] [ant: indirectness]

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  1. The state or quality of being direct.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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