Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being outspoken; bluntness; frankness; candour.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being outspoken; candidness; frankness of speech.

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

  • n. the trait of being blunt and outspoken

Etymologies

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From outspoken + -ness

Examples

  • She assumed he was referring to her outspokenness in the investigation briefing.

    Breakdowns

  • And the outcome of his outspokenness is a solemn charge of injustice against God, [60] a sigh of profound regret that he was ever born into this miserable world, and a wish that his sufferings might "come to an end before he should return to the land of darkness and of gloom" whence he came.

    The Sceptics of the Old Testament: Job - Koheleth - Agur

  • Jerrold, who was well acquainted with the spy system of the Empire, repeatedly warned Sala to be cautious -- but in vain; and the eventual result of his outspokenness was a very unpleasant adventure on the eve of the Empire's fall.

    My Days of Adventure The Fall of France, 1870-71

  • Any kind of outspokenness is better to be endured than silent offense.

    Kitty Canary

  • "outspokenness," as he termed it, had not strengthened his position.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume II

  • Although they are only in their early twenties, they show a refreshing outspokenness and honesty that augurs well for their ability to navigate the sometimes choppy wedlock waters.

    Elizabeth E. Evans: Until Adultery Do Us Part?

  • After spending that day with Clark at General Store, I got the distinct impression that, for all her outspokenness, Clark is indeed private person prone to, as Cashion told me, showing her affection by poking fun of people.

    Gillian Clark: The chef people love to hate?

  • The key question, Mr. Ballard said, is not whether Colts fans and the Indianapolis community would tolerate Mr. Ryan's outspokenness, but whether the Colts themselves would.

    Indianapolis Residents Say They Kind of Like Rex Ryan

  • A tell-tale sign that she is on her home turf, perhaps, is her outspokenness where the European project is concerned.

    Trying to Heal the Euro Rift

  • After generating, then dominating headlines all year for his outspokenness and unconventional romps--you've read the Tweets, become addicted to the "downward spiral" updates, wondered about the live-in "goddesses" and all that Tiger's Blood--Charlie Sheen walked out of his Comedy Central Roast sizzling if not intact, relatively unscathed and seemingly pumped up for the future.

    Greg Archer: Charlie Sheen: Ripe And Ready To Be Roasted (VIDEO)

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