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outspoken

[ out-spoh-kuhn ]
/ ˈaʊtˈspoʊ kən /
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adjective
uttered or expressed with frankness or without reserve: outspoken criticism.
free or unreserved in speech.
verb
past participle of outspeak.
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Origin of outspoken

First recorded in 1800–10; out- + spoken

synonym study for outspoken

1. See frank1.

OTHER WORDS FROM outspoken

out·spo·ken·ly, adverbout·spo·ken·ness, nounun·out·spo·ken, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for outspoken

outspoken
/ (ˌaʊtˈspəʊkən) /

adjective
candid or bold in speech
said or expressed with candour or boldness

Derived forms of outspoken

outspokenness, noun
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