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Meaning & Definition of Straightaway in English

English

Straightaway

/stretəwe/

noun

1. A straight segment of a roadway or racecourse

    synonym:
  • straightaway
  • ,
  • straight

adjective

1. Performed with little or no delay

  • "An immediate reply to my letter"
  • "A prompt reply"
  • "Was quick to respond"
  • "A straightaway denial"
    synonym:
  • immediate
  • ,
  • prompt
  • ,
  • quick
  • ,
  • straightaway

adverb

1. Without delay or hesitation

  • With no time intervening
  • "He answered immediately"
  • "Found an answer straightaway"
  • "An official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"
  • "Come here now!"
    synonym:
  • immediately
  • ,
  • instantly
  • ,
  • straightaway
  • ,
  • straight off
  • ,
  • directly
  • ,
  • now
  • ,
  • right away
  • ,
  • at once
  • ,
  • forthwith
  • ,
  • like a shot