Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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  • noun 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

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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?

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