Meaning of “plain speaking” in the English Dictionary

"plain speaking" in British English

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plain speakingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌpleɪn ˈspiː.kɪŋ/ us /ˌpleɪn ˈspiː.kɪŋ/

the act of saying clearly and honestly what you think without trying to be polite:

It's time for some plain speaking.
adjective uk /ˌpleɪnˈspəʊ.kən/ us /-ˈspoʊ-/

He's very plain-spoken.

(Definition of “plain speaking” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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