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outspoken

Syllabification: out·spo·ken
Pronunciation: /ˌoutˈspōkən
 
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Definition of outspoken in English:

adjective

Frank in stating one’s opinions, especially if they are critical or controversial: he has been outspoken in his criticism
More example sentences
  • He is a controversial and outspoken defender of the operatic form, and a passionate advocate of opera in English.
  • It frequently deals with issues of race, and is often outspoken and controversial.
  • She spent her entire life being outspoken, passionate, opinionated and difficult.
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Derivatives

outspokenly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • About 100 people filled the German Theater and, in between viewing sessions, discussed the works more openly and outspokenly than a Western audience would have.
  • Do you think outspokenly progressive people are held to a standard that's not expected of others?
  • And for a politician so outspokenly liberal, he is a blunt political realist who knows how to play the game.

outspokenness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • And he was English in his forthright outspokenness - ‘liberty is telling people what they do not want to hear’.
  • His outspokenness in political matters forced his career into a temporary lull, but also won him increased standing within the army.
  • He says he has lost friends, had his house ransacked, had his taxes audited and been publicly vilified for his outspokenness.

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