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I'm trying to come up with a synonym for "outspoken" with a connotation of "makes a scene about something in public", but I can't find it.

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Were all these really completely unacceptable? –  tchrist Mar 16 '13 at 3:37
    
I looked there first, but couldn't find one I liked. Most of them like "unequivocal" were about attitude and not volume. –  Joe Z. Mar 16 '13 at 3:38
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Perhaps "drama queen"? That might overemphasize the melodramatic aspect, but it's all I can think of or find. Synonyms of the term all emphasize the melodrama aspect as well, so no luck there.

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Uncouth (in “Unrefined, crude” sense), unrefined (“(of a person) lacking refinement; uncouth”), and gauche (“Awkward or lacking in social graces”) are good possibilities.

Also consider boorish, oafish, swinish, churlish, philistine, coarse, common and mannerless (from onelook.com) and boisterous and raucous.

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I eventually settled on indiscreet, having realized that I had used it before. But I'm always open to better suggestions.

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A little thesaurus exploration around the words "conspicuous" and "show-off" might help, too. –  John M. Landsberg Mar 16 '13 at 5:53
    
I know it's your question so you know best what you're seeking, but indiscreet seems like an understatement compared to the behavior described in your question. –  Kristina Lopez Mar 16 '13 at 11:19
    
@JohnM.Landsberg Overly conspicuous, perhaps? –  Joe Z. Mar 16 '13 at 15:10
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