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Antonyms for plainspokenplain·spo·ken

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  1. plainspokenadjective

    using simple and direct language

    "a plainspoken country doctor"

    Antonyms:
    rhetorical, indirect

    Synonyms:
    free-spoken, outspoken, forthright, point-blank, candid, blunt, straight-from-the-shoulder, frank

  2. blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulderadjective

    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"

    Antonyms:
    indirect, rhetorical

    Synonyms:
    free-spoken, stark(a), outspoken, crude(a), open, point-blank, candid, forthright, blunt, straight-from-the-shoulder, frank, vocal, heart-to-heart

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#7518indirect
#25458rhetorical
#300480plainspoken

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