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rough-spoken

[ruhf-spoh-kuh n] /ˈrʌfˈspoʊ kən/
adjective
1.
coarse or vulgar in speech.
Origin of rough-spoken
1625-1635
1625-35
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  • Then Clemantiny went back into the kitchen and cried—good, rough-spoken, tender-hearted Clemantiny sat down and cried.

  • Those dreadful, rough-spoken men, who had come to arrest Dick, would soon be arriving to take her away.

    The Scarlet Feather Houghton Townley
  • One and all they were hard-boiled, used to the open, rough-spoken, and indifferent to Cheyenne's presence.

    Partners of Chance Henry Herbert Knibbs
  • Tenderly those rough handed, rough-spoken men raised the death-frozen little ones.

    Yorksher Puddin' John Hartley
  • He was a boisterous, rough-spoken mortal, but his heart was big, and set in the right place.

    Raw Gold Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for rough-spoken

rough-spoken

adjective
1.
rude or uncouth in speech; blunt
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