Definition of outspoken in English:

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Pronunciation: /aʊtˈspəʊk(ə)n/


Frank in stating one’s opinions, especially if they are shocking 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.



Pronunciation: /aʊtˈspəʊk(ə)nli/
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.


Pronunciation: /aʊtˈspəʊk(ə)nnəs/
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.

Words that rhyme with outspoken

awoken, bespoken, betoken, broken, foretoken, oaken, plain-spoken, ryokan, spoken, token, woken

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