speaking or spoken in a courteous, civil, or plausible manner; smooth-spoken
Etymology: 1425–75 fair′-spo′ken•ness, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Fair-spoken — Fair spo ken, a. Using fair speech, or uttered with fairness; bland; civil; courteous; plausible. A marvelous fair spoken man. Hooker. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fair-spoken — [fer′spōk′ən] adj. speaking or spoken courteously …   English World dictionary

  • fair-spoken — adjective Date: 15th century pleasant and courteous in speech < a fair spoken youth > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fair-spoken — fair spokenness, n. /fair spoh keuhn/, adj. speaking or spoken in a courteous, civil, or plausible manner; smooth spoken. [1425 75; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • fair spoken — Synonyms and related words: adulatory, bland, blandishing, blarneying, buttery, cajoling, complimentary, courtierly, courtly, disarming, fawning, fine spoken, flattering, fulsome, glib, gushing, honey mouthed, honey tongued, honeyed, ingratiating …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fair-spoken — /ˈfɛə spoʊkən/ (say fair spohkuhn) adjective courteous, civil, or plausible in speech; well spoken; smooth tongued …  

  • fair-spoken — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: Middle English faire spoken : using fair speech or uttered with fairness : bland, civil, courteous, plausible …   Useful english dictionary

  • fair-spoken — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. civil, courteous, well spoken; see polite 1 , refined 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • fair-spoken — courteous, civil; said fairly or impartially …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fair-spoken — a. 1. Civil, courteous, bland, complaisant. gracious. 2. Plausible, smooth, bland, oily, unctuous …   New dictionary of synonyms

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