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Definition of "outspoken" []

  • Past participle of outspeak. (verb)
  • Spoken without reserve; candid. (adjective)
  • Frank and unreserved in speech. See Synonyms at frank1. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "outspoken" in a sentence
  • ""You're a wonder, and I just got to hand it to you," Billy greeted him in outspoken admiration."
  • "This admittedly polemical aspect of my book is aimed primarily at countering the claims of certain outspoken, conservative Christians who regularly argue that a society without God would be hell on earth: rampant with immorality, full of evil, and teeming with depravity."
  • "The government, wary of being so outspoken, is nevertheless hurling brains and billions at the problem."