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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, vocalView synonyms
- ‘We need to be more vigilant and more outspoken about these matters.’
- ‘Her outspoken nature made her a socially active person, taking part in several campaigns.’
- ‘The government, wary of being so outspoken, is nevertheless hurling brains and billions at the problem.’
- ‘An outspoken fire union boss has got round a gagging order by turning to the power of the written word.’
- ‘They still believe it, but they're not so outspoken and extreme in what they think.’
- ‘Much of what he wrote was so outspoken that it was bequeathed to museums under a 50-year embargo.’
- ‘She spent her entire life being outspoken, passionate, opinionated and difficult.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Initially, BBC bosses had said the outspoken builder's return would be good television.’
- ‘As someone who is forthright and outspoken he is a prominent figure to the people of the town.’
- ‘You don't have to be outspoken because you're getting the results you want anyway.’
- ‘It frequently deals with issues of race, and is often outspoken and controversial.’
- ‘Occasionally he even forgets he is supposed to be promoting his next television drama and becomes outspoken.’
- ‘He is a controversial and outspoken defender of the operatic form, and a passionate advocate of opera in English.’
- ‘Like me, you've got a bit of a reputation for being outspoken on the subject of human rights, haven't you?’
- ‘His outspoken nature landed him a seat on the board and in 1995 he was elected as president.’
- ‘His outspoken views and caustic attitude were guaranteed to make enemies.’
- ‘He is still as outspoken as ever and although he defends public radio he is highly critical of television.’
- ‘The press do not know what to make of these outspoken, confident fanatics.’
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