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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. using simple and direct language;
- Example: "a plainspoken country doctor"

2. characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion;
- Example: "blunt talking and straight shooting"
- Example: "a blunt New England farmer"
- Example: "I gave them my candid opinion"
- Example: "forthright criticism"
- Example: "a forthright approach to the problem"
- Example: "tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank"
- Example: "it is possible to be outspoken without being rude"
- Example: "plainspoken and to the point"
- Example: "a point-blank accusation"
[syn: blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Plain-spoken \Plain"-spo`ken\, a. Speaking with plain, unreserved sincerity; also, spoken sincerely; as, plain-spoken words. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

plainspoken adj 1: using simple and direct language; "a plainspoken country doctor" 2: 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-from-the-shoulder]