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[free-spoh-kuh n]
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  1. given to speaking freely or without reserve; frank; outspoken.
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Origin of free-spoken

First recorded in 1615–25
Related formsfree-spo·ken·ly, adverbfree-spo·ken·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for free-spoken

Historical Examples

  • Comfortable quarters; Apollo a cleverish, free-spoken fellow.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • You see I am a free-spoken Counsellor; may I not be a true prophet!

  • Why, you are as plain as a pikestaff, and as free-spoken as if you had no secrets in the world.

  • Tennyson was not as free-spoken as some poets—greater poets than himself.

    Flowers of Freethought

    George W. Foote

  • She was a thorough Celt, impulsive, free-spoken, and highly imaginative.

    Cyrus Hall McCormick

    Herbert Newton Casson

British Dictionary definitions for free-spoken


  1. speaking frankly or without restraint
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Derived Formsfree-spokenly, adverbfree-spokenness, noun
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