outspokenness outspokenness  /aʊt ˈspoʊ kə nəs/


  • (n) the trait of being blunt and outspoken


  1. Though right in principle, Jospin's undiplomatic outspokenness on foreign policy clearly cost him points in his competition with Chirac.
  2. Such outspokenness is highly unusual in a nation where dissent usually lands individuals in detention.


  • Rebel Catholic priest says celibacy at root of sexual abuse pandemic in Church

    Father Tony Flannery, the 66 year old Irish priest and founding member of the Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland (ACP) who has been threatened with excommunication from the Catholic Church for his outspokenness, has claimed this week that there is a link between clerical sex abuse and clerical celibacy.
    on September 10, 2013     Source: Irish Central


  1. Ebersol said: "Throughout his playing career, Tiki was never shy about expressing his opinions and was honest to a fault with the media. His intelligent outspokenness will serve him well as a broadcaster and is what made him attractive to us. During...
    on Feb 13, 2007 By: Dick Ebersol Source: NFL News

  2. "I worry that the attack on the NAACP coming from the Bush administration may have caused them to have pause about their outspokenness, and thus, [Gordon's appointment] could be an effort to appear more evenhanded and bipartisan," says Mr....
    on Jun 23, 2005 By: Ronald Daniels Source: Christian Science Monitor

  3. Ono said that if Chapman were released, "myself and John's two sons would not feel safe for the rest of our lives -- people who are in positions of high visibility and outspokenness such as John would also feel unsafe."
    on Oct 5, 2004 By: Yoko Ono Source: CNN International

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propriety propriety
/prə ˈpraɪ ə ti /