One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he was forthright in speaking out against human rights abuses’
frank, direct, straightforward, honest, candid, open, sincere, straight, straight to the point, blunt, plain-spoken, outspoken, downright, uninhibited, unreserved, point blank, no-nonsense, matter-of-fact, bluff, undiplomatic, tactless
not afraid to call a spade a spade, not beating around the bush, speaking as one finds
explicit, clear, plain, unequivocal, unambiguous, unqualified, categorical
informal straight from the shoulder, upfront
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