- unrestrained in speech; frank
- spoken boldly or candidly
- An example of someone outspoken is a child who doesn't know what is appropriate to say in public.
- An example of someone outspoken is the actor Brad Pitt concerning the recovery of New Orleans after hurricane Katrina.
The definition of outspoken is someone who doesn't hold back what they say, or who has lots to say about a particular subject.
- Spoken without reserve; candid.
- Frank and unreserved in speech. See Synonyms at frank1.
(comparative more outspoken, superlative most outspoken)
- Past participle of outspeak.
- He was a genial companion, frank and outspoken, and a good man of business.
- In Prague Jerome soon attracted attention by his advanced and outspoken opinions.
- Here he distinguished himself by his outspoken criticism of the Austrian government, leading the opposition of the duchy to the exactions of the central power.
- This having no effect, he issued the most outspoken of his works, De septem ecclesiae statibus, in which he reviewed the work of the reforming councils of his time, and, without touching the question of doctrine, championed a drastic reform of life and practice of the church on the lines laid down at Constance and Basel.
- He was an ardent and outspoken supporter of Clay's compromise measures, and in 1850 he entered President Fillmore's cabinet as attorney-general, serving throughout the administration.