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1. plainspoken

adjective. characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion.

Synonyms

  • direct
  • forthright
  • outspoken
  • frank
  • straight-from-the-shoulder
  • blunt
  • point-blank
  • candid

Antonyms

  • undock
  • dishonest
  • refrain
  • crooked

Etymology

  • plain (English)
  • plain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • spoken (English)

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2. plainspoken

adjective. using simple and direct language.

Antonyms

  • indirectness

Etymology

  • plain (English)
  • plain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • spoken (English)

Sentences with plainspoken


1. Noun, singular or mass
An informal style tends to be subjective and personal, causal and plainspoken.

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