plainspoken

adjective
plain·​spo·​ken | \ ˈplān-ˈspō-kən How to pronounce plainspoken (audio) \

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plainspokenness \ ˈplān-​ˈspō-​kən-​nəs How to pronounce plainspokenness (audio) \ noun

Examples of plainspoken in a Sentence

a plainspoken woman who never hesitated to speak the unvarnished truth
Recent Examples on the Web His fans included Tom Wolfe, Roy Blount Jr. and Larry McMurtry, and he was often compared to Mark Twain for his plainspoken humor and wry perspective. Dallas News, "‘True Grit’ author Charles Portis dies at 86," 18 Feb. 2020 His fans included Tom Wolfe, Roy Blount Jr. and Larry McMurtry, and he was often compared to Mark Twain for his plainspoken humor and wry perspective. Dallas News, "‘True Grit’ author Charles Portis dies at 86," 18 Feb. 2020 Many of Prine’s longtime fans would agree, pointing to his plainspoken style, keen eye for detail and knack for finding poetry in everyday experience. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "John Prine, one of America’s iconic singer-songwriters, dies at 73," 8 Apr. 2020 His fans included Tom Wolfe, Roy Blount Jr. and Larry McMurtry, and he was often compared to Mark Twain for his plainspoken humor and wry perspective. Dallas News, "‘True Grit’ author Charles Portis dies at 86," 18 Feb. 2020 His fans included Tom Wolfe, Roy Blount Jr. and Larry McMurtry, and he was often compared to Mark Twain for his plainspoken humor and wry perspective. Dallas News, "‘True Grit’ author Charles Portis dies at 86," 18 Feb. 2020 His fans included Tom Wolfe, Roy Blount Jr. and Larry McMurtry, and he was often compared to Mark Twain for his plainspoken humor and wry perspective. Dallas News, "‘True Grit’ author Charles Portis dies at 86," 18 Feb. 2020 His fans included Tom Wolfe, Roy Blount Jr. and Larry McMurtry, and he was often compared to Mark Twain for his plainspoken humor and wry perspective. Dallas News, "‘True Grit’ author Charles Portis dies at 86," 18 Feb. 2020 His fans included Tom Wolfe, Roy Blount Jr. and Larry McMurtry, and he was often compared to Mark Twain for his plainspoken humor and wry perspective. Dallas News, "‘True Grit’ author Charles Portis dies at 86," 18 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of plainspoken

1678, in the meaning defined above

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“Plainspoken.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plainspoken. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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plainspoken

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of plainspoken

: expressing opinions, ideas, beliefs, etc., in a simple and honest way

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