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Candid in expression; outspoken.


speaking frankly or without restraint
ˌfree-ˈspokenly adv
ˌfree-ˈspokenness n


frank; outspoken.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion; "blunt talking and straight shooting"; "a blunt New England farmer"; "I gave them my candid opinion"; "forthright criticism"; "a forthright approach to the problem"; "tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank"; "it is possible to be outspoken without being rude"; "plainspoken and to the point"; "a point-blank accusation"
direct - straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"


Speaking or spoken without reserve:
References in classic literature ?
She was always a very affable and free-spoken young lady, and very civil behaved.
Quilp glanced at his free-spoken friend with a mingled expression of cunning and dislike, and wringing his hand almost at the same moment, declared that he was an uncommon character and had his warmest esteem.
Fitchett laughing and shaking her head slowly, with an interjectional "Sure ly , sure ly !"--from which it might be inferred that she would have found the country-side somewhat duller if the Rector's lady had been less free-spoken and less of a skinflint.
Far away to the other side of the world as they were, in smoky rooms, and grey medieval courts, they appeared remarkable figures, free-spoken men with whom one could be at ease; incomparably more subtle in emotion than the people here.