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synonyms for call a spade a spade

  • blunt
  • candid
  • forthright
  • guileless
  • honest
  • matter-of-fact
  • naive
  • outspoken
  • straightforward
  • aboveboard
  • apparent
  • artless
  • bare-faced
  • bold
  • brazen
  • direct
  • downright
  • easy
  • familiar
  • flat-out
  • free
  • from the hip
  • heart-to-heart
  • ingenuous
  • lay it on the line
  • like it is
  • man-to-man
  • natural
  • open
  • outright
  • plain
  • plain-spoken
  • real
  • saying what one thinks
  • scrupulous
  • sincere
  • straight
  • straight-out
  • transparent
  • truthful
  • unconcealed
  • undisguised
  • uninhibited
  • unreserved
  • unrestricted
  • up front
  • upright
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antonyms for call a spade a spade

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  • artful
  • deceitful
  • devious
  • dishonest
  • lying
  • tactful
  • tricky
  • untruthful
        • secret
        • devious
        • tricky
        • untruthful
        • dishonest
        • tactful
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        Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.
        GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
        Everything is topsy-turvy in Europe according to our moral ideas, and they don't have what we call "men" over here.
        MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
        It was like his beautiful courtesy to call me in and introduce me to Blow instead of letting me go away.
        MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
        He felt himself the meanest, vilest thing a-crawl upon this sinful earth, and she—dear God!
        ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
        All that scientific bric-a-brac in the cupboard had far better be thrown away.
        THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
        After an hour, however, he reached this decision: He would not go to or call up Mrs. Merley.
        THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
        His strong legs and his broad, spade-like feet helped to make him a fine swimmer.
        THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
        "I call you," the policeman said, and stripping the saddle and bridle from his sweaty horse, turned him loose to graze.
        RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
        Each did his duty, or was adjured to do it, in the "state of life to which it had pleased God to call him."
        THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
        He takes a turn up and down the room, looks at the music, and if the piece interests him, he will call upon you.
        MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
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