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Talking in a direct way

directly

adverb

in a very clear and honest way that shows what you really think

pointed

adjective

direct, because you are determined to get information

emphatic

adjective

said or shown in a very strong, clear way

baldly

adverb

if you say something baldly, you say it in a direct way, without trying to be sensitive or polite

emphatically

adverb

in a very clear way that no one can argue about

outright

adverb

without hiding your feelings

pointed

adjective

direct, in a way that shows you are annoyed or do not agree

vociferous

adjective

a vociferous opinion, reply, protest, etc. is expressed loudly and with force

flat out

directly, without trying to avoid offending or upsetting people

man-to-man

adverb

involving two men who are telling each other what they really think

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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