straightforward

straightforward
adj.
1 clear and simple
VERBS
appear, be, look, prove, seem, sound
find sth

I think you'll find it all quite straightforward.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
perfectly, quite

Look, it's perfectly straightforward—just multiply everything by five.

by no means (esp. BrE), far from, less than, not entirely

Getting funding for the project was far from straightforward.

comparatively, reasonably, relatively
apparently, seemingly
deceptively, surprisingly

The answer to this question is deceptively straightforward (= more straightforward than it looks).

2 honest
VERBS
be, seem
ADVERB
very
quite
refreshingly

a refreshingly straightforward attitude

PREPOSITION
about, with

He was very straightforward with us about the difficulties involved.

Straightforward is used with these nouns: ↑answer, ↑approach, ↑example, ↑exercise, ↑fact, ↑fashion, ↑interpretation, ↑manner, ↑narrative, ↑procedure, ↑prose, ↑story

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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