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calling a spade a spade

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Synonyms for calling a spade a spade

adj penetrating, biting
  • barbed
  • incisive
  • pertinent
  • sarcastic
  • sharp
  • telling
  • trenchant
  • cutting
  • insinuating
  • keen
  • accurate
  • acid
  • acute
  • boiled down
  • calling a spade a spade
  • in a nutshell
  • laid on the line
  • legit
  • meaty
  • on the button
  • on the nose
  • pregnant
  • right to it
  • right-on
  • short-and-sweet
  • tart

Antonyms for calling a spade a spade

  • gentle
  • kind
  • nice
  • stupid
  • blunt
  • calming
  • dull
  • mild
  • soothing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.