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  1. candid; frank; blunt.
  2. using simple, direct language: a plain-spoken politician.
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Origin of plain-spoken

First recorded in 1670–80

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Related Words for plain-spoken

candid, blunt, strident, vocal, forthright, straightforward, clear-cut, sincere, honest, easy, matter-of-fact, curt, rude, trenchant, outspoken, explicit, brusque, guileless, naive, short

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British Dictionary definitions for plain-spoken


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


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

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