Definitions of directness

  1. trueness of course toward a goal; "rivaling a hawk in directness of aim" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The quality of being direct; straightness; straightforwardness; immediateness. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Straightness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. The quality of being direct. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for directness

  1. His subjects are drawn generally from scenes relating to North Hungarian peasant life, and are told with a directness that makes the action move along rapidly. – Heathen Master Filcsik by Kálmán Mikszáth
  2. Richard replied to the telegram with characteristic directness Delighted to be in at the fight. – The Tinder-Box by Maria Thompson Daviess