- uttered or expressed with frankness or without reserve: outspoken criticism.
- free or unreserved in speech.
- past participle of outspeak.
verb (used with object), out·spoke, out·spo·ken, out·speak·ing.
- to outdo or excel in speaking.
- to utter frankly or boldly: to outspeak one’s grievances.
verb (used without object), out·spoke, out·spo·ken, out·speak·ing.
- to speak out: to outspeak in defense of one’s beliefs.
- candid or bold in speech
- said or expressed with candour or boldness
adj.“given to speaking freely,” 1808, originally Scottish, from out (adv.) + spoken. “The pa. pple. has here a resultant force, as in ‘well spoken’, ‘well read’.” [OED]. Related: Outspokenly; outspokenness.