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English definition of “plain speaking”

plain speaking

noun [U] uk   us  
the act of saying clearly and honestly what you think without trying to be polite: It's time for some plain speaking.Blunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchNot being friendlyHonesty, openness and sincerity
plain-spoken
adjective uk   /ˌpleɪnˈspəʊ.kən/ us    /-ˈspoʊ-/
He's very plain-spoken.Blunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchNot being friendlyHonesty, openness and sincerity
(Definition of plain speaking from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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