outspoken

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj outspoken given to expressing yourself freely or insistently "outspoken in their opposition to segregation","a vocal assembly"
    • adj outspoken characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion "blunt talking and straight shooting","a blunt New England farmer","I gave them my candid opinion","forthright criticism","a forthright approach to the problem","tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank","it is possible to be outspoken without being rude","plainspoken and to the point","a point-blank accusation"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Outspoken Speaking, or spoken, freely, openly, candidly, or boldly; as, an outspoken man; an outspoken rebuke.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outspoken Free or bold of speech; candid; frank.
    • outspoken Uttered or expressed with frankness or boldness: as, outspoken disapproval.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Outspoken frank or bold of speech: uttered with boldness
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Quotations

  • Mickey Rourke
    Mickey Rourke
    “I thought my talent would transcend my outspokenness. I was wrong.”

Usage

In literature:

His strong and manly voice, and bold outspoken words, had a strange and powerful influence with his audiences.
"Personal Recollections of Birmingham and Birmingham Men" by E. Edwards
Perry Blair was more outspoken.
"Winner Take All" by Larry Evans
You should hear, as I have heard, the outspoken discontents of the creole population.
"A Dream of Empire" by William Henry Venable
Singleton was outspoken and diffuse in his expressions of regret.
"The Bastonnais" by John Lesperance
Many others sent similar messages, but not quite so outspoken.
"Danger Signals" by John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
Her rebellion was never outspoken.
"Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle" by Clement K. Shorter
But equally outspoken, without intending offense, I found them always.
"The Seminole Indians of Florida" by Clay MacCauley
You know how regardlessly outspoken Elsie is, and how thoroughly saturated with her music.
"Cicely and Other Stories" by Annie Fellows Johnston
The outspokenness of Tom's answer allayed the governor's suspicions.
"Under Drake's Flag" by G. A. Henty
I say this outspoken and friendly, meaning no ill feeling; just plain, what's what.
"Joyce of the North Woods" by Harriet T. Comstock
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In news:

Is Paula Deen, one on one, anywhere near as outrageously outspoken as she is on her Food Network shows.
Outspoken Lady Gaga is planning to go silent once her blockbuster interview with Oprah Winfrey airs this weekend - because she has nothing else to say to the media.
Republican rocker Kid Rock has teamed up with outspoken liberal actor Sean Penn to star in a new short film called Americans, according to Billboard.
The smaller the product particle size the more outspoken the problem is.
Outspoken visionary works to unite Black men while rejecting White LGBTQ politics.
I'm tiring of it myself, and know that I risk piling on the outspoken state representative from Kanab who has frequented my columns the last couple of weeks.
Goldwater Was Outspoken, Untamable.
Gorbachev outspoken in criticisms.
Andrew Greeley is one of the best-known priests in Amer­ica: a respected and influential sociologist, a best-­selling novelist and an outspoken commentator on public and church issues for some 50 years.
Jenni Rivera, the outspoken and resilient Mexican-American singer and reality TV star known as the diva of banda music, died Sunday when the small plane carrying her and six other people crashed in the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
This week, our noble host confronts his handful of outspoken, umm critics.
Brian Mahern, the outspoken vice president of the City-County Council, has told The Indianapolis - 4:23 pm.
The Federal Reserve may tip toward doing even more to boost the US economy in 2013 as two outspoken advocates for a super-easy monetary stance rotate into voting spots on its policy panel.
Plus, Pierce was very outspoken on the union's negotiating tactics during the recent NBA lockout.
Bill Mahar is outspoken against pretty much everything, but because a few people pirated his stupid movie Religulous years ago he is all for putting a ban on our freedom.
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In science:

In general, antineutrino-induced processes exhibit a more outspoken to strangeness effects. strangeness sensitivity than their neutrino counterparts.
Modeling neutrino-nucleus interactions in the few-GeV regime
Ehrenfest visited Einstein in 1931 and found him to be very outspoken about the purpose of the photon box.
Complementarity in the Bohr-Einstein Photon Box
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