outspoken

adjective out·spo·ken \ ˌau̇t-ˈspō-kən \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of outspoken

1 : direct and open in speech or expression : frank
  • outspoken in his criticism
  • Current Biography
2 : spoken or expressed without reserve
  • his outspoken advocacy of gun control

outspokenly

adverb

outspokenness

play \ˌau̇t-ˈspō-kən-nəs\ noun

Examples of outspoken in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of outspoken

circa 1808


OUTSPOKEN Defined for English Language Learners

outspoken

adjective

Definition of outspoken for English Language Learners

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


OUTSPOKEN Defined for Kids

outspoken

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

Definition of outspoken for Students

: talking in a free and honest way : blunt
  • an outspoken critic

outspokenly

adverb

outspokenness

noun


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