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plain-spoken

[pleyn-spoh-kuh n]
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adjective
  1. candid; frank; blunt.
  2. using simple, direct language: a plain-spoken politician.

Origin of plain-spoken

First recorded in 1670–80

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direct, open, forthright.
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plain-spoken

adjective
  1. candid; frank; blunt
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Word Origin and History for plain-spoken

adj.

1670s, from plain (adj.) + spoken.

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