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out·spo·ken

 (out-spō′kən)
adj.
1. Spoken without reserve; candid.
2. Frank and unreserved in speech. See Synonyms at frank1.

out·spo′ken·ly adv.
out·spo′ken·ness n.

outspoken

(ˌaʊtˈspəʊkən)
adj
1. candid or bold in speech
2. said or expressed with candour or boldness
ˌoutˈspokenness n

out•spo•ken

(ˈaʊtˈspoʊ kən)

adj.
1. uttered or expressed with frankness: outspoken criticism.
2. unreserved in speech.
out′spo′ken•ly, adv.
out′spo′ken•ness, n.
syn: See frank1.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.outspoken - given to expressing yourself freely or insistentlyoutspoken - given to expressing yourself freely or insistently; "outspoken in their opposition to segregation"; "a vocal assembly"
communicatory, communicative - able or tending to communicate; "was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew"- W.M.Thackeray
2.outspoken - 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"

outspoken

outspoken

adjective
Speaking or spoken without reserve:
Translations
صَرِيحٌصَريح، يقول ما يَشْعُر به
přímočarý
åbenhjertigfrimodig
suorapuheinen
iskren
szókimondó
berorîur, hreinskilinn
遠慮のない
솔직한
tiesmukas
atklātstiešs
priamočiary
frispråkig
พูดจาเปิดเผย
thẳng thắn

outspoken

[aʊtˈspəʊkən] ADJ [criticism] → franco, abierto; [opponent, critic] → declarado
to be outspokenser muy franco, no tener pelos en la lengua

outspoken

[ˌaʊtˈspəʊkən] adj [person] → franc(franche); [statement] → sans détour; [critic] → véhément(e)
clear, outspoken statements → des déclarations claires, sans détour
an outspoken critic of the Prime Minister → un critique véhément du Premier ministre

outspoken

adj person, criticism, speech, bookfreimütig; attack, remarkdirekt; answerfreimütig, unverblümt; he is outspokener nimmt kein Blatt vor den Mund; there was no need for you to be so outspokenso deutlich hättest du nicht zu sein brauchen

outspoken

[ˌaʊtˈspəʊkn] adjfranco/a, senza peli sulla lingua (fam)

outspoken

(autˈspoukən) adjective
saying exactly what one thinks. She's a very outspoken person.

outspoken

صَرِيحٌ přímočarý frimodig freimütig ντόμπρος franco suorapuheinen franc iskren diretto 遠慮のない 솔직한 vrijmoedig frimodig szczery franco прямодушно frispråkig พูดจาเปิดเผย açık sözlü thẳng thắn 坦率直言的

outspoken

a. franco-a, que habla sin rodeos.
References in classic literature ?
With an inward agony, with a flaming, outspoken revolt against the ways of Nature, she witnessed the scene of torture.
Wherefore not; since all the powers of nature call so earnestly for the confession of sin, that these black weeds have sprung up out of a buried heart, to make manifest, an outspoken crime?
The widow's gratitude for her preser- vation was outspoken.
The slight devices with which she cheated herself into the show of a belief that they would soon be reunited-- the little preparations for his speedy return, the setting aside of his chair and his books--these, and the solemn prayer at night for one dear prisoner especially, among the many unhappy souls in prison and the shadow of death--were almost the only outspoken reliefs of her heavy mind.
All pleasures palled upon me; all sights tantalized and tempted me to outspoken treason, because I could not but compare what I saw in Two Dimensions with what it really was if seen in Three, and could hardly refrain from making my comparisons aloud.
I believe I'm honest, monsieur, but, to be outspoken, I've had several trades.
And I would not, even if I had the choice, be the clever novelist who could create a world so much better than this, in which we get up in the morning to do our daily work, that you would be likely to turn a harder, colder eye on the dusty streets and the common green fields--on the real breathing men and women, who can be chilled by your indifference or injured by your prejudice; who can be cheered and helped onward by your fellow- feeling, your forbearance, your outspoken, brave justice.
It was one which was too outspoken for his taste--and he had no mind to be frank with me.
An outspoken, honest antagonist is the doctor," said Holmes.
This, at any rate, was the allegation of the more outspoken American press.
It was the mention of the hydroaeroplane which precipitated the first outspoken skepticism, and then Ajor came to my defense.
To you I have been a little more outspoken than to others.