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commonness

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acceptance, averageness, bawdiness, bawdry, chasteness, circulation, cliche, commonality, commonalty, commonplace.
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direct
Definition:
To aim in a straight line toward a place or object; to show the right road or course; to guide, conduct, or manage; to prescribe a course, sometimes with authority; to address.

Synonyms:

adjective
all
direct.
articulate
articulate, clear, eloquent, expressive, fluent, glib, intelligible, loquacious, lucid, smooth, succinct, well-spoken.
artless
artless, blunt, broad, callow, candid, downright, frank, genuine, honest, ingenuous, naive, natural, open, outgoing, overt, plain, sincere, straightforward, trusting, unadorned, unaffected, undisguised, unpretentious, unrestrained, unsophisticated, Plain-spoken, Unartful, Unbeguiling, un-artificial, uncalculating, undeceitful, undeceiving, undeceptive, uncontrived.
at close range
point-blank.
businesslike
disciplined, well-ordered, workaday.
categorical
no holds barred, clear cut, no strings attached.
close
proximate.
dead-on
unerring, on the money, dead center, on the button, to the point, absolutely right, by the book, dead on, dead-center, on the mark, the point, very accurate.
early
soonest.
effective
forcible, potent, virtuous, most telling, playing hardball, in force, in operation, powerhouse, having lead in pencil, in execution.
face-to-face; next to
contiguous, firsthand, head-on, immediate, lineal, next, personal, primary, prompt, proximate, resultant, succeeding.
fast
express.
honest
absolute, bald, blunt, candid, categorical, downright, explicit, express, forthright, frank, open, outspoken, person-to-person, plain, plainspoken, point-blank, sincere, straight, straightforward, talk turkey, unambiguous, unconcealed, undisguised, unequivocal, unreserved, matter-of-fact, straight from the shoulder.
intelligible
coherent, comprehensible, consistent, crisp, decipherable, legible, perspicuous, self-explanatory, understandable, clear, intelligible, lucid, plain, straightforward.
intuitive
untaught, unreflecting.
no-nonsense
no nonsense.
plainspoken
plainspoken, Plain-spoken, man-to-man.
point-blank
pointblank.
positive
positive.
short
short, shortest.
simple
austere, bald, bare, chaste, childlike, crystalline, elementary, innocent, pure, refined, simple, spare, terse, unadulterated, uncomplicated, artless, candid, clear, plain, unsophisticated, Unexperienced, un-artificial, Unartificial.
straight
perpendicular, plumb, rectilinear, right, straight, unbent, undeviating, unswerving, in a row, in a line, collinear, in line, lineal, linear, rectilineal, uncurled, undistorted, like an arrow, non-stop.
straight-out
straight out.
succinct
casual, folksy, informal, ordinary, outspoken, prosaic, stark, unadorned, uncluttered, unpretentious, unpoetical, bald, blunt, candid, clear, frank, honest, intelligible, simple, straightforward, Plain-spoken.
transparent
recognizable, self-explanatory, easily seen.
true
veridical, washer, sure-enough, unfaked, on target, sure enough.
undeviating; uninterrupted
beeline, continuous, even, horizontal, linear, nonstop, right, shortest, straightaway, through, true, unbroken, unswerving, in bee line, in straight line, not crooked, straight ahead.
unguarded
unguarded, unalert, unreflective, unvigilant, unwatchful, Uncircumspect.
veracious
veracious, high-principled, undeceptive, on line, on the line.
adverb
all
direct, directly, straight.
literally
not figuratively.
straightaway
right off.
adverb
dead
Straightly, undeviatingly.
early
before long, in advance, in good time, in time, on the dot, too soon, Oversoon, with time to spare, in bud, bright and early, a bit previous, far ahead, in the bud, on short notice.
literally
literatim, rigorously, sic, to the letter, unerringly, unmistakably, indisputably, veritably, letter by letter, undisputably, the letter.
straight
lineally, straightforwardly, in direct line.
straightaway
contiguously, in a second.
noun
direct
absolute, address, aim, bluff, blunt, calculate, candid, channelise, channelize, conduct, democratic, directly, door-to-door, engineer, exact, flat-footed, forthright, frank, free-spoken, guide, head, immediate, lead, lineal, man-to-man, maneuver, manoeuvre, mastermind, matrilineal, matrilinear, no-nonsense, nonstop, orchestrate, organise, organize, outspoken, patrilineal, patrilinear, place, plain, plainspoken, point, point-blank, pointed, primary, send, short, shortest, square, steer, straight, straightforward, take, target, through, undeviating, unilateral, unilateralist, unswerving, unvarnished, upfront, verbatim.
verb
advise
admonish, advise, advocate, brief, caution, confer, consult, counsel, cue, encourage, guide, inform, instruct, notify, prompt, recommend, suggest, warn.
command
charge, coordinate, grasp, grip, hold, reign, sway.
communication
direct.
control
administer, bridle, command, control, discipline, dominate, execute, govern, harness, lead, manage, order, oversee, pilot, preside, rule, steer, superintend, supervise.
creation
direct.
direct
boss, conduct, lord, master.
give instructions; teach
address, bid, charge, command, deliver, dictate, enjoin, inform, instruct, lecture, order, read, tell, warn, give directions, give orders.
manage, oversee
administer, advise, boss, call the shots, carry on, conduct, control, dispose, dominate, govern, guide, handle, head up, influence, keep, lead, operate, ordain, quarterback, regulate, rule, run, shepherd, superintend, supervise, preside over, run things, be in the driver's seat, control the affairs of, have the say, run the show, take the reins.
master
head.
point in a direction; guide
aim, beam, cast, escort, fix, focus, head, incline, indicate, intend, lay, level, mean, move in, pilot, point, point the way, present, route, see, set, show, sight, steer, target, train, turn, zero in, slant, sight on.
put all of efforts toward
apply, bend, buckle down, devote, endeavor, give, settle, strive, throw, try.
send, usually by mail system
designate, inscribe, label, mail, mark, superscribe.
social
direct.
Examples of usage:
  1. Anything you will, only give me your hand; give it; trust to me; you shall direct me. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. " Maybe you wouldn't, if I didn't come direct from her. – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  3. This, however, need cause no confusion, for the Platonists had no direct influence upon Law. – Christian Mysticism by William Ralph Inge
  4. Still, she was not foolish enough to run after Jack, take his arm, and make a direct appeal. – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  5. Have you come direct from England? – Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo by E. Phillips Oppenheim

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