- [criticism/person] directo, franco he's very outspoken es muy directo or franco, no tiene pelos en la lengua [colloquial/familiar] he's an outspoken critic of government policy critica abiertamente or sin rodeos la política del gobierno she was outspoken in her condemnation fue categórica al expresar su condenaMore 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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Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.