Definition of straight-talking in English:



  • Open, honest, and direct in speech or writing; frank.

    ‘a straight-talking man of principle’
    • ‘The straight-talking MP's visit to Keighley started with a brisk 15-minute walk around the town.’
    • ‘The straight-talking Texan has a way of making sense out of confusing emotional stuff.’
    • ‘She's a pretty straight-talking lady, by the sounds of it.’
    • ‘Sally is no-nonsense, straight-talking - in her own words, 'rock hard'.’
    • ‘Kelly's straight-talking style has already sparked conflict.’
    • ‘November was a rollercoaster month for the straight-talking businessman.’
    • ‘His brusqueness is said to have worked well with the unionists who bill themselves as straight-talking Northerners.’
    • ‘Damien says it was only his straight-talking instructor, Chris Conway, who kept him cool.’
    • ‘She is well-known in the model agency world for being fair and straight-talking.’
    • ‘He carries a lot of respect in his field, not least from being a true Northern straight-talking lad.’
    uncompromising, blunt, forthright, frank, honest, direct, tough
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