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"
in a frank, open or (too) honest manner.
He spoke frankly about the economy.
In truth, to tell the truth.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
in a frank manner; freely
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Rank popularity for the word 'frankly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3407
The numerical value of frankly in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of frankly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Frankly, we have limited options, limited ability to deal with it directly.
I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
Frankly, they have to put up more money, we are paying disproportionately. It's too much and frankly it's a different world than it was when we originally conceived of the idea.
If we don't lead, future generations will not forgive us, they will want to know how we together could possibly have been so blind, so ideological, so dysfunctional and, frankly, so stubborn.
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- ærligt taltDanish
- suorapuheisesti, suoraanFinnish
- beint fram, ærlig talt, oppriktig taltNorwegian
- beintfram, ærleg taltNorwegian Nynorsk
- bez ogródek, szczerzePolish
- че́стно говоря́, откры́то, открове́нно, и́скренне, пря́моRussian
- stedäliko, stedäloVolapük
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