from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Frank; straightforward; blunt.
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- adjective Speaking
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Even the plainspoken is a style, wrested through hard-won technique.
Supporters figure that writing in plainspoken speak should help Americans better understand their government.
And of course, criticism that comes in plainspoken – or snarky – terms is the least funnest thing of all.
She was known as a plainspoken city commissioner who sometimes grew impatient when she thought council debates ran needlessly long, which happened more frequently after the city began televising its meetings.
I realize I can rub people the wrong way; I tend to be what my stepmother calls "plainspoken" and it's something I continue to work on.
Jerri is not what I would call a sweetheart, but "plainspoken" is not "villainous."
It’s the first single from Back & Fourth, and the first example of the kind of plainspoken honesty this album offers.
Really quite good, managing to be compassionate and plainspoken without soft-peddling or glossing over the complexities of the situation.
Her sophisticated yet plainspoken songs found favor with the likes of Tom Petty and Emmylou Harris, but it wasn't until 1998's gritty "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" that she achieved country music acceptance.
English is a homespun, almost arrogantly plainspoken language.