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plain speakingnoun [U]

uk   us  
the ​act of saying ​clearly and ​honestly what you ​think without ​trying to be ​polite: It's ​time for some ​plainspeaking.
plain-spoken
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)
Translations of “plain speaking”
in Chinese (Simplified) 直言不讳,说话坦率…
in Chinese (Traditional) 直言不諱,說話坦率…
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