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outspoken

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adjective out·spo·ken \ˌau̇t-ˈspō-kən\

Simple Definition of outspoken

  • : talking in a free and honest way about your opinions

Full Definition of outspoken

  1. 1 :  direct and open in speech or expression :  frank <outspoken in his criticism — Current Biography>

  2. 2 :  spoken or expressed without reserve <his outspoken advocacy of gun control>

out·spo·ken·ly adverb
out·spo·ken·ness play \-kən-nəs\ noun

Examples of outspoken

  1. She has been an outspoken advocate of women's rights throughout her life.

  2. an outspoken and controversial radio host

  3. She's very outspoken about political issues.



Circa 1808

First Known Use of outspoken

circa 1808


OUTSPOKEN Defined for Kids

outspoken

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adjective out·spo·ken \au̇t-ˈspō-kən\

Definition of outspoken

  1. :  talking in a free and honest way :  blunt <an outspoken critic>

out·spo·ken·ly adverb
out·spo·ken·ness noun




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