fair-spoken

[ fair-spoh-kuh n ]
/ ˈfɛərˈspoʊ kən /

adjective

speaking or spoken in a courteous, civil, or plausible manner; smooth-spoken.

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decorum

Origin of fair-spoken

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75

OTHER WORDS FROM fair-spoken

fair-spo·ken·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fair-spoken

fair-spoken

adjective

civil, courteous, or elegant in speech

Derived forms of fair-spoken

fair-spokenness, noun
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