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upfront

Meaning: honest, open

For example:

  • Politicians aren't always upfront about their objectives or goals when running for public office.

  • Do you think the U.S. government was upfront about their motives for attacking Iraq, or do you think they had a secret agenda?

Quick Quiz:

Bob said he'd always been upfront about his intention to reduce the number of workers in the company. He had always
  1. kept his intention a secret
  2. stated clearly that he'd do this
  3. thought about doing this

Discuss: upfront

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