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synonyms for plainspoken

  • blunt
  • candid
  • forthright
  • guileless
  • honest
  • matter-of-fact
  • naive
  • outspoken
  • straightforward
  • aboveboard
  • apparent
  • artless
  • bare-faced
  • bold
  • brazen
  • call a spade a spade
  • 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

antonyms for plainspoken

MOST RELEVANT
  • artful
  • deceitful
  • devious
  • dishonest
  • lying
  • tactful
  • tricky
  • untruthful
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How to use plainspoken in a sentence

This undoubtedly was a bitter attack, and the plainspoken words used must have wounded Lowe intensely.
THE TRAGEDY OF ST. HELENAWALTER RUNCIMAN
Abdallah made a sign to the ferret-faced youth, and the latter fell back from the plainspoken major.
THE YOUNG CONTINENTALS AT BUNKER HILLJOHN T. MCINTYRE
He had been a lover of the good, old, plainspoken stamp, about whom there had been no mistake.
THE CLAVERINGSANTHONY TROLLOPE
She could not blurt out to Alec's mother the contents of that exceedingly plainspoken epistle now reposing in her pocket.
A SON OF THE IMMORTALSLOUIS TRACY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PLAINSPOKEN

  • bald
  • blunt
  • candid
  • categorical
  • downright
  • explicit
  • express
  • forthright
  • frank
  • matter-of-fact
  • open
  • outspoken
  • plain
  • plainspoken
  • point-blank
  • sincere
  • straight
  • straight from the shoulder
  • straightforward
  • talk turkey
  • unambiguous
  • unconcealed
  • undisguised
  • unequivocal
  • unreserved
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.