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synonyms for calling spade a spade

  • blunt
  • candid
  • forthright
  • strident
  • vocal
  • abrupt
  • artless
  • direct
  • frank
  • free
  • laying it on the line
  • open
  • plain
  • plain-spoken
  • point-blank
  • round
  • square
  • straightforward
  • unceremonious
  • unequivocal
  • unreticent
  • up front
  • barbed
  • pertinent
  • incisive
  • trenchant
  • sarcastic
  • telling
  • sharp
  • insinuating
  • keen
  • cutting
  • accurate
  • acid
  • acute
  • meaty
  • on the nose
  • pregnant
  • tart
  • legit
  • boiled down
  • calling a spade a spade
  • in a nutshell
  • laid on the line
  • on the button
  • right to it
  • right-on
  • short-and-sweet
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antonyms for calling spade a spade

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  • devious
  • cautious
  • diplomatic
  • introverted
  • reserved
  • retiring
  • shy
  • tactful
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WORDS RELATED TO CALLING SPADE A SPADE

  • abrupt
  • artless
  • blunt
  • calling spade a spade
  • candid
  • direct
  • forthright
  • frank
  • free
  • laying it on the line
  • open
  • plain
  • plain-spoken
  • point-blank
  • round
  • square
  • straightforward
  • strident
  • unceremonious
  • unequivocal
  • unreticent
  • up front
  • vocal
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.