1. [syn: blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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,
[1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] -- Free"-spo`ken*ness, n.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: characterized by directness in manner or speech; without
subtlety or evasion; "blunt talking and straight
shooting"; "a blunt New England farmer"; "I gave them my
candid opinion"; "forthright criticism"; "a forthright
approach to the problem"; "tell me what you think--and
you may just as well be frank"; "it is possible to be
outspoken without being rude"; "plainspoken and to the
point"; "a point-blank accusation" [syn: blunt,
candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken,
outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-