AskDefine | Define frankly

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frankly adv : (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that; "honestly, I don't believe it"; "candidly, I think she doesn't have a conscience"; "frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" [syn: honestly, candidly]

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  1. in a frank, open or (too) honest manner.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

all joking aside, bluffly, bluntly, broadly, brusquely, candidly, directly, genuinely, in all conscience, in all seriousness, in plain English, in plain words, openheartedly, openly, outspokenly, plain-spokenly, plainly, roundly, sincerely, straightforwardly, unconstrainedly, unreservedly, unrestrainedly, with no nonsense
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