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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
  • talking turkey
  • unceremonious
  • unequivocal
  • unreticent
  • up front

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
  • talking turkey
  • unceremonious
  • unequivocal
  • unreticent
  • up front
  • vocal
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.