outspoken outspoken  /ˈaʊt ˈspoʊ kən/


  1. (adj) given to expressing yourself freely or insistently
  2. (adj) characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion


  1. Malalai Joya has to travel with armed guards after her outspoken criticisms of Afghanistan's government.
  2. First ladies are usually kept in hiding, but one outspoken wife is causing big problems for Ahmadinejad.
  3. Libya's outspoken leader is holding more than a grudge against the Swiss.


  1. S.C. Medicaid Director Tony Keck talks Medicaid reform on Capitol Hill

    One of Gov. Nikki Haley’s most outspoken Cabinet members had the ears of federal lawmakers Wednesday during a hearing on Medicaid reform on Capitol Hill.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Post and Courier

  2. Kanye West Compares Himself to Michael Jordan and Steve Jobs, Doesn't Regret Cutting Off Taylor Swift

    Kanye West is as outspoken as ever. Talking about his musical evolution in advance of June 18's release of his sixth solo album, Yeezus, the brash rapper gives an unrepentant...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: E! Online

  3. The Rev. Bob Begin, outspoken longtime pastor of St. Colman Church, must retire despite his desire to stay: Michael K ...

    The Rev. Bob Begin, outspoken pastor of St. Colman Catholic Church, is told by Bishop Richard Lennon that he must retire, despite his desire to remain in charge of the urban parish.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Sun Press


  1. "I know what happened at Harvard. I know you were an outspoken leader against the military policy," said Sessions, the committee's top Republican. "I know you acted without legal authority to reverse Harvard's policy and deny those military...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Jeff Sessions Source: Times Record News

  2. Rhimes, meanwhile, told reporters that Heigl's Izzie "is one of my favorite characters, so for me, [the comment] was surprising. But Katherine is an outspoken person, and I think we all know that already."
    on Jul 21, 2008 By: Shonda Rhimes Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  3. "There's no way that's factual," American swimmer Erik Vendt said. "He's always been such an outspoken opponent against drugs."
    on Mar 30, 2007 By: Erik Vendt Source: Forbes

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