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Frank in stating one's opinions, especially if they are shocking or controversial:‘he has been outspoken in his criticism’
forthright, direct, candid, frank, straightforward, honest, open, straight, straight from the shoulder, plain, plain-spoken, vociferous, vocalexplicit, point-blank, round, blunt, abrupt, bluff, brusque, unequivocal, free, unreserved, uninhibited, unceremoniousfree-spokenView synonyms
- ‘We need to be more vigilant and more outspoken about these matters.’
- ‘His outspoken views and caustic attitude were guaranteed to make enemies.’
- ‘Such commentators have rarely been so outspoken about men who take golfing holidays or work away from home.’
- ‘The agenda is full to bursting with some of the world's most outspoken activists.’
- ‘Much of what he wrote was so outspoken that it was bequeathed to museums under a 50-year embargo.’
- ‘His outspoken nature landed him a seat on the board and in 1995 he was elected as president.’
- ‘Initially, BBC bosses had said the outspoken builder's return would be good television.’
- ‘Her outspoken nature made her a socially active person, taking part in several campaigns.’
- ‘As someone who is forthright and outspoken he is a prominent figure to the people of the town.’
- ‘An outspoken fire union boss has got round a gagging order by turning to the power of the written word.’
- ‘He is still as outspoken as ever and although he defends public radio he is highly critical of television.’
- ‘They still believe it, but they're not so outspoken and extreme in what they think.’
- ‘The press do not know what to make of these outspoken, confident fanatics.’
- ‘Occasionally he even forgets he is supposed to be promoting his next television drama and becomes outspoken.’
- ‘You don't have to be outspoken because you're getting the results you want anyway.’
- ‘She spent her entire life being outspoken, passionate, opinionated and difficult.’
- ‘The government, wary of being so outspoken, is nevertheless hurling brains and billions at the problem.’
- ‘Like me, you've got a bit of a reputation for being outspoken on the subject of human rights, haven't you?’
- ‘He is a controversial and outspoken defender of the operatic form, and a passionate advocate of opera in English.’
- ‘It frequently deals with issues of race, and is often outspoken and controversial.’
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