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frank·ly

 (frăngk′lē)
adv.
1. In a frank manner; candidly.
2. In truth; honestly: Frankly, I don't care.
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frankly

(ˈfræŋklɪ)
adv
1. (sentence modifier) in truth; to be honest: frankly, I can't bear him.
2. in a frank manner
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frank•ly

(ˈfræŋk li)

adv.
1. in a frank manner; candidly.
2. in truth; actually: Frankly, I'd rather not go.
[1530–40]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.frankly - (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"
intensifier, intensive - a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies; "`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier"; "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"
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frankly

adverb
1. honestly, sincerely, in truth, candidly, to tell you the truth, to be frank, to be frank with someone, to be honest Quite frankly, I don't care.
2. openly, freely, directly, straight, plainly, bluntly, overtly, candidly, without reserve, straight from the shoulder The leaders have been speaking frankly about their problems.
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Translations
بِصَرَاحَةبِصَراحَه
upřímně
ærlig talt
offenTacheles reden
suoraan sanoen
iskreno
hreinskilnislega
率直に
솔직히
odkritosrčno
uppriktigt sagt
อย่างตรงไปตรงมา
một cách thẳng thắn

frankly

[ˈfræŋklɪ] ADVfrancamente
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frankly

[ˈfræŋkli] advfranchement
Frankly, this has all come as a bit of a shock → Franchement, c'est un peu un choc.
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frankly

adv
(= openly) say, talk, admitoffen
(= to be frank)offen or ehrlich gesagt; quite frankly, I don’t careum ganz ehrlich zu sein, es ist mir egal
(= unapologetically) frankly eccentric/maleunverhohlen exzentrisch/männlich
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frankly

[ˈfræŋklɪ] advfrancamente, sinceramente
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frank

(frӕŋk) adjective
saying or showing openly what is in one's mind; honest. a frank person; a frank reply.
verb
to mark a letter by machine to show that postage has been paid.
ˈfrankly adverb
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frankly

بِصَرَاحَة upřímně ærlig talt offen ειλικρινά francamente suoraan sanoen franchement iskreno sinceramente 率直に 솔직히 eerlijk gezegd åpenhjertig szczerze francamente откровенно uppriktigt sagt อย่างตรงไปตรงมา içtenlikle một cách thẳng thắn 坦白地
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References in classic literature ?
"I'll be Tom scatted if I know," the great man replied, frankly; "you will have to ask the Scientist of the Expedition."
No service was too humble for him to perform in the aid of the South, no adventure to perilous for him to undertake if consistent with the character of a civilian who was at heart a soldier, and who in good faith and without too much qualification assented to at least a part of the frankly villainous dictum that all is fair in love and war.
Certainly, the best mean, to clear the way in this same wood of suspicions, is frankly to communicate them with the party, that he suspects; for thereby he shall be sure to know more of the truth of them, than he did before; and withal shall make that party more circumspect, not to give further cause of suspicion.
He spoke with fire and conviction, mincing no words in his attack upon the slaves and their morality and tactics and frankly alluding to his hearers as the slaves in question.
"Well, this time," said the cardinal, "it is not necessary to steal his confidence, but to present yourself frankly and loyally as a negotiator."
There were many requests from my little correspondents for "more about the Wizard." It seems the jolly old fellow made hosts of friends in the first Oz book, in spite of the fact that he frankly acknowledged himself "a humbug." The children had heard how he mounted into the sky in a balloon and they were all waiting for him to come down again.
He hesitated a moment; then, looking me frankly in the eyes, said:
Frankly and freely, you see there is no anger in Ned.
"Come, monsieur," said he, "let us meet the question frankly. Are you dissatisfied with my service, say?
I could not be eloquent, nor could I frankly mention my doubts to the Brothers and to the Grand Master.
"I don't know" replied the Scarecrow, frankly. "If we were at the Emerald City we could then move directly southward, and so reach our destination.
Frankly, this man as an open enemy today could bring more harm upon us than if any neutral Power you could name were to join the Triple Alliance.