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

Origin of plain-spoken

First recorded in 1670–80

Synonyms for plain-spoken Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

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

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