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outspoken

[out-spoh-kuh n] /ˈaʊtˈspoʊ kən/
adjective
1.
uttered or expressed with frankness or without reserve:
outspoken criticism.
2.
free or unreserved in speech.
verb
3.
past participle of outspeak.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; out- + spoken
Related forms
outspokenly, adverb
outspokenness, noun
unoutspoken, adjective
Synonyms
1. See frank1 .
Antonyms
2. taciturn.
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British Dictionary definitions for outspokenness

outspoken

/ˌaʊtˈspəʊkən/
adjective
1.
candid or bold in speech
2.
said or expressed with candour or boldness
Derived Forms
outspokenness, noun
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Word Origin and History for outspokenness

outspoken

adj.

"given to speaking freely," 1808, originally Scottish, from out (adv.) + spoken. "The pa. pple. has here a resultant force, as in 'well spoken', 'well read'." [OED]. Related: Outspokenly; outspokenness.

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