plainspoken meaning

Pronunciation:   "plainspoken" in a sentence
Adjective: plainspoken
  1. Using simple and direct language
    "a plainspoken country doctor" 
  2. Characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
    "plainspoken and to the point"
    - blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder

See also: direct, unrhetorical


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  1. It was short, plainspoken, and in places quite funny.
  2. The plainspoken approach was valued here as a token of honesty.
  3. David Sabin's big bear Gloucester is plainspoken and direct.
  4. Ashcroft's book offers a plainspoken reply to such criticism.
  5. Lindsay, a plainspoken federal probation officer, put it more bluntly.

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