rough-spoken


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rough-spoken

adj
rude or uncouth in speech; blunt
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Adj.1.rough-spoken - rude or uncouth in speech
unrefined - (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth; "how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?"
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rough-spoken

[ˈrʌfˈspəʊkən] ADJmalhablado
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

rough-spoken

[ˌrʌfˈspəʊkn] adjsboccato/a
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