Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Spoken without reserve; candid.
  • adjective Frank and unreserved in speech. synonym: frank.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Free or bold of speech; candid; frank.
  • Uttered or expressed with frankness or boldness: as, outspoken disapproval.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Speaking, or spoken, freely, openly, candidly, or boldly

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Speaking, or spoken, freely, openly, or boldly; vocal.
  • verb Past participle of outspeak.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
  • adjective given to expressing yourself freely or insistently

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From outspeak, equivalent to out- +‎ spoken.

Examples

  • "You're a wonder, and I just got to hand it to you," Billy greeted him in outspoken admiration.

    CHAPTER VI

  • This admittedly polemical aspect of my book is aimed primarily at countering the claims of certain outspoken, conservative Christians who regularly argue that a society without God would be hell on earth: rampant with immorality, full of evil, and teeming with depravity.

    Can a Godless Society be a

  • The government, wary of being so outspoken, is nevertheless hurling brains and billions at the problem.

    May 15, 2005

  • The government, wary of being so outspoken, is nevertheless hurling brains and billions at the problem.

    Archive 2005-05-15

  • The government, wary of being so outspoken, is nevertheless hurling brains and billions at the problem.

    Neets (not in education, employment or training)

  • For its affirmation of the road MSF has chosen to take: to remain outspoken, passionate and deeply committed to its core principles of volunteerism, impartiality, and its belief that every person deserves both medical assistance and the recognition of his or her humanity.

    Médecins Sans Frontières - Nobel Lecture

  • "You're a wonder, and I just got to hand it to you," Billy greeted him in outspoken admiration.

    Chapter 6

  • Chaput, 66, is known as an outspoken U.S. bishop who has criticized Catholic politicians who support abortion rights, speaks out against government playing too big a role in health care and opposes gay marriage and stem-cell research.

    The Seattle Times

  • Chaput, 66, is known as an outspoken U.S. bishop who has criticized Catholic politicians who support abortion rights, speaks out against government playing too big a role in health care and opposes gay marriage and stem-cell research.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • Chaput, 66, is known as an outspoken U.S. bishop who criticizing Catholic politicians who support abortion rights, speaking out against government playing too big a role in health care and opposing gay marriage and stem-cell research.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

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