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    straightaway - Dictionary definition and meaning for word straightaway

    (noun) a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse
    Synonyms : straight
    (adj) performed with little or no delay
    Synonyms : immediate , prompt , quick
    Example Sentence
    • an immediate reply to my letter
    • a prompt reply
    • was quick to respond
    • a straightaway denial
    (adv) without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
    Example Sentence
    • he answered immediately
    • found an answer straightaway
    • an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith
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