Definition of plain-speaking in English:

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Talking in a frank, outspoken, or blunt manner: a plain-speaking Texan whose words are to be taken at face value
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  • Ranging from the abusive to the witty to the plain-speaking, the e-mails flooded in from all parts of the States.
  • The plain-speaking, aggressive, edgy 42-year-old will without a doubt make federal politics more interesting.
  • Plain-speaking, he will be even more frank than usual.


(plain speaking) [mass noun]
Directness of speech; frankness: they have lost the art of plain speaking
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  • Others of us are willing to engage in plain speaking.
  • The plain speaking that has caused friction in cabinet is admired.
  • O'Dwyer is chairman of the football board and a man given to plain speaking.
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