Definitions for franklyˈfræŋk li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

frank•lyˈfræŋk li(adv.)

  1. in a frank manner; candidly.

  2. in truth; actually:

    Frankly, I'd rather not go.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. honestly, candidly, frankly(adverb)

    (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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. frankly(adverb)ˈfræŋk li

    indicates you are going to speak honestly

    Frankly, it was a silly idea.

  2. franklyˈfræŋk li

    in an honest and open way

    The two presidents spoke frankly during their meeting.


  1. frankly(Adverb)

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

    He spoke frankly about the economy.

  2. frankly(Adverb)

    In truth, to tell the truth.

    Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frankly(adverb)

    in a frank manner; freely


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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'frankly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3407

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