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synonyms for plain-spoken

  • blunt
  • blustering
  • brief
  • direct
  • frank
  • open
  • rough
  • short
  • tart
  • barefaced
  • bearish
  • breviloquent
  • brusque
  • candid
  • crusty
  • curt
  • downright
  • forthright
  • gruff
  • hearty
  • honest
  • laconic
  • no-nonsense
  • outspoken
  • rude
  • short-spoken
  • sincere
  • snippety
  • snippy
  • straightforward
  • tactless
  • terse
  • unceremonious
  • brusque
  • candid
  • curt
  • explicit
  • forthright
  • matter-of-fact
  • outspoken
  • rude
  • trenchant
  • bluff
  • brief
  • frank
  • short
  • abrupt
  • crusty
  • discourteous
  • gruff
  • impolite
  • snappy
  • snippy
  • tactless
  • unceremonious
  • uncivil
  • unpolished

antonyms for plain-spoken

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  • courteous
  • devious
  • dishonest
  • lengthy
  • long
  • polite
  • devious
  • kind
  • nice
  • polite
  • tactful
  • lengthy
  • long
  • needled
  • pointed
  • sharp
  • subtle
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        How to use plain-spoken in a sentence

        But what a magnificent plain is this we are entering upon: it is of immense extent.
        BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
        Of course the expression of this value is modified and characterized by the nature of the thing spoken of.
        EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
        On the morning after Ramona's disappearance, words had been spoken by each which neither would ever forget.
        RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
        And for fear of being ill spoken of weep bitterly for a day, and then comfort thyself in thy sadness.
        THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
        A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
        THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
        There are many more good dwellings on this plain than in the rural portion of Lower Italy.
        GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
        She was not accustomed to an outward and spoken expression of affection, either in herself or in others.
        THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
        The word of the law shall be fulfilled without a lie, and wisdom shall be made plain in the mouth of the faithful.
        THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
        Mrs. Vivian had hardly spoken when the sharp little vibration of her door-bell was heard in the hall.
        CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
        It seemed rather strange to be spoken to by a cab-horse, but Davy answered that he was feeling quite well.
        DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
        SYNONYM OF THE DAY
        OCTOBER 26, 1985
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        capacitor

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