1 clear and simple
appear, be, look, prove, seem, sound
find sth

I think you'll find it all quite straightforward.

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
be, seem

a refreshingly straightforward attitude

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

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