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ˈfræŋk lifrank·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. honestly, candidly, franklyadverb

    (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"


  1. franklyadverb

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

    He spoke frankly about the economy.

  2. franklyadverb

    In truth, to tell the truth.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Franklyadverb

    Etymology: from frank.

    Oh, were it but my life,
    I’d throw it down for your deliverance,
    As frankly as a pin. William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure.

    If ever any malice in your heart
    Were hid against me, now forgive me frankly. William Shakespeare, H. VIII.

    When they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Lu. vii. 42.

    By the toughness of the earth the sap cannot get up to spread so frankly as it should do. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs. Spect.

    The lords mounted their servants upon their own horses; and they, with the voluntiers, who frankly lifted themselves, amounted to a body of two hundred and fifty horse. Edward Hyde.

    He entered very frankly into those new designs, which were contrived at court. Edward Hyde, b. viii.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Franklyadverb

    in a frank manner; freely


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    Frankly is a consumer research solution that provides a mobile and web platform designed specifically for innovation exchange and collaboration between consumer Brands and End-users.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frankly in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frankly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of frankly in a Sentence

  1. Telstra CEO Andy Penn:

    Frankly, it's an already incredibly, an intensely competitive market.

  2. Emmanuel Macron:

    We are now the No. 1 energy producer in the world, i'm not going to lose that wealth, I'm not going to lose it on dreams, on windmills, which frankly aren't working too well.

  3. Will Guzzardi:

    That’s very scary. That’s very scary to the families in my neighborhood and frankly scary for everyone who lives in our community. i think it’s really important to note Illinois rejected this agenda overwhelmingly on Election Day.

  4. Rick Horrow:

    We now have, or will have, a new set of state-of-the-art American facilities in tourist-oriented regions that we didn't have before -- in Miami, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area, and all of those facilities frankly should command multiple Super Bowls over the next few decades. In addition there are new stadiums opening up in Minnesota, Atlanta and elsewhere, so the market is more crowded.

  5. Bob Bowman:

    One of the things we have always done well, better than anyone else, is improve from the trials to the Games, i'm confident we will do that again, we have a great plan in place and quite frankly we are going to have to do that if we are going to have the kind of Olympics we expect to have and want to have.

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    • A. butch
    • B. occlusive
    • C. unsealed
    • D. defiant

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