To be forthright is to be honest or to provide necessary information. If you are hiding information or if you are not completely honest, you are not being forthright. This is a word that you will hear used when talking about information and facts that need to be provided in circumstances requiring full disclosure (complete honesty and transparency).
I appreciate it when a person is forthright.
Thank-you for being so forthright.
William wasn’t completely forthright with his boss in reporting reasons for a recent loss of profit.
It’s best to talk to your boss in a forthright manner; otherwise, he or she might think you are hiding something.
The employees of the company didn’t believe that the owner of the company was being forthright when she announced her reasons for laying them off.
A government that is not forthright with its citizens loses their respect.
Daniel was afraid that being too forthright with his supervisor might cost him his job.
People who are forthright may be perceived as too direct or too frank (frank = honest and direct).
A doctor needs to be forthright with her patients.