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fair-spoken

fair-spo·ken
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fair spoh-kuh n]
    • /fɛər ˈspoʊ kən/
    • /feə(r) ˈspəʊkən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fair spoh-kuh n]
    • /fɛər ˈspoʊ kən/

Definitions of fair-spoken word

  • adjective fair-spoken speaking or spoken in a courteous, civil, or plausible manner; smooth-spoken. 1
  • adjective fair-spoken civil, courteous, or elegant in speech 0
  • adjective fair-spoken speaking or spoken courteously 0

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Origin of fair-spoken

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Fair-spoken

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

fair-spoken popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 71% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for fair-spoken

adj fair-spoken

  • appreciative — An appreciative reaction or comment shows the enjoyment that you are getting from something.
  • congratulatory — A congratulatory message expresses congratulations.
  • respectful — full of, characterized by, or showing politeness or deference: a respectful reply.
  • polite — showing good manners toward others, as in behavior, speech, etc.; courteous; civil: a polite reply.
  • courtly — You use courtly to describe someone whose behaviour is very polite, often in a rather old-fashioned way.

Antonyms for fair-spoken

adj fair-spoken

  • unmannerly — not mannerly; impolite; discourteous; coarse.
  • disparaging — that disparages; tending to belittle or bring reproach upon: a disparaging remark.
  • insulting — giving or causing insult; characterized by affronting rudeness, insolence, etc.
  • unflattering — to try to please by complimentary remarks or attention.
  • blaming — to hold responsible; find fault with; censure: I don't blame you for leaving him.

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