Definition of frankly in English:

frankly

Syllabification: frank·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈfraNGklē
 
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adverb

  • 1In an open, honest, and direct manner: she talks very frankly about herself
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    • It is time that the parish council told council tax payers what is going on - openly and frankly.
    • I can tell you quite frankly that the stuff from our childhoods is not to be blamed on us.
    • As an Independent councillor he will be able to express frankly what Walcot people say they need
    Synonyms
    candidly, directly, plainly, straightforwardly, forthrightly, openly, honestly, without beating about the bush, without mincing one's words, without prevarication, point-blank; bluntly, outspokenly, with no holds barred
  • 1.1 [sentence adverb] Used to emphasize the truth of a statement, however unpalatable or shocking this may be: frankly, I was pleased to leave
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    • That is frankly a ridiculous statement with less foundation than most of the ones that I make.
    • That is the crux of the problem to me, because frankly, not all films are meant for television.
    • Quite frankly, American film studios are going about this remake business all wrong.
    Synonyms
    to be frank, to be honest, to tell you the truth, to be truthful, in all honesty, as it happens

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