Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by plainness or coarseness of speech, or by a vulgar accent; unrefined.

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Examples

  • This expressed the apparent truth; and the broad-spoken operator worked me through to the Embarkation Office.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • Presently a broad-spoken peasant voice called out, "Ah, but did he say aught about the bairn?"

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  • In a moment Colonna in his armour stood before the Pontiff in his robes; but he saw only the enemy of his race, who had driven out his great kinsmen, beggars and wanderers on the earth, and he lifted his visor and looked long at his victim, and then at last found words for his wrath, and bitter reproaches and taunts without end and savage curses in the broad-spoken Roman tongue.

    Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1 Studies from the Chronicles of Rome

  • There, at his own table, my grandfather sat down delightedly with his broad-spoken, homespun officers.

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  • There at his own table my grandfather sat down delightedly with his broad-spoken, homespun officers. "

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