Free-spoken Free"-spo`ken, a. Accustomed to speak without reserve; willing to speak out without subtlety. --Bacon.

Syn: bluff, blunt, candid, frank, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] -- {Free"-spo`ken*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • free-spoken — [frē′spō′kən] adj. free in expressing opinions; frank; outspoken …   English World dictionary

  • free-spoken — free spokenly, adv. free spokenness, n. /free spoh keuhn/, adj. given to speaking freely or without reserve; frank; outspoken. [1615 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • free-spoken — free′ spo′ken adj. frank; outspoken • Etymology: 1615–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • free spoken — Synonyms and related words: accessible, approachable, articulate, artless, bluff, blunt, broad, brusque, candid, communicative, conversable, demonstrative, direct, downright, effusive, eloquent, expansive, explicit, extroverted, forthright, frank …   Moby Thesaurus

  • free-spoken — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. candid, outspoken, blunt; see frank . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Speaking or spoken without reserve: free, outspoken, vocal. See RESTRAINT …   English dictionary for students

  • free-spoken — /ˈfri spoʊkən/ (say free spohkuhn) adjective given to speaking freely or without reserve. –free spokenness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • free-spoken — adj outspoken, plain spoken, unreserved; frank, open, candid, sincere, unequivocal, honest, ingenuous; blunt, not mincing words, calling a spade a spade; forthright, to the point, direct …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • free-spoken — adjective Date: 1625 speaking freely ; outspoken …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • free-spoken — adjective archaic speaking candidly and openly …   English new terms dictionary

  • free-spoken — a. Frank, unreserved …   New dictionary of synonyms

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