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Pronunciation:  dur'ektnus

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  trueness of course toward a goal; "rivaling a hawk in directness of aim"

DIRECTNESS is a 10 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: straightness
 Antonyms: indirectness
 See Also: characteristic, downrightness, immediacy, immediateness, straightforwardness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Di*rect"ness\, n.
The quality of being direct; straightness;
straightforwardness; immediateness.

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