If you often freely speak your mind, people may say that you are outspoken. How people view that particular trait in you, however, will depend on whether they agree with what you have to say or not!

Use the adjective outspoken to describe someone candid and blunt, one who is direct in manner or speech. If you are an outspoken advocate for arts education in schools, you probably attend lots of school board and community meetings trying to ensure that the board does not cut music and drama from the school curriculum. If you are an outspoken critic of the way your boss does his job, you may not have yours much longer!

Definitions of outspoken
  1. adjective
    given to expressing yourself freely or insistently
    outspoken in their opposition to segregation”
    synonyms: vocal
    communicative, communicatory
    able or tending to communicate
  2. adjective
    characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
    “it is possible to be outspoken without being rude”
    synonyms: blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder
    straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action
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