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frank

adjective aboveboard, blunt, candid, clear, crystal clear, decent, direct, distinct, evident, explicit, forthright, honest, ingenuous, manifest, obvious, on the up and up, open, open and aboveboard, open and sinnere, open and genuine, sincere, straight, straightforward, straight-out, unequivocal, unreserved, upfront
Associated concepts: franking privilege
See also: apparent, candid, clear, credible, direct, forthright, genuine, honest, ingenuous, simple, sincere, straightforward, unaffected
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with the franker adult eroticism of Neptune's followers.
Right now, they need a lot franker talk from Obama about what is really happening on the ground.
Perhaps if we were franker on these matters with our students, we might reach out and occasionally touch, with a passing radiance, some other star in the night.
I referred to brother Jamal Mubarak in this column, and I hope that the reader will be prudent when interpreting my words today, and will wait until tomorrow's column where I shall tackle the issue of presidential elections, and will be as frank as I was today, if not franker.
The two aides will be able to work in greater detail and in franker tone, to put some flesh on the bones of a number of proposals raised during the all-day sessions, including the Turkish Cypriot proposal on "urban development".
the public with franker and more frequent reporting on events in
This could lead to some words being exchanged, but that doesn't need to be a bad thing, after all, a franker exchange of views can air any hidden gripes.
As well as the work of Galella, Gast's film evokes a time when celebrity photography was in its infancy, when the relationship with stars was franker and more direct.
The paper quoted a US official as saying Mikdad's talks with the Americans "did not yield many results, but they were franker than past meetings.
It boasts the highest MICR accuracy in its class with a high-quality image scanner to ensure crisp, clear check images, electronic endorsement and built-in franker.
I made fun of her letters to my friends, as if I was the sort of person who wanted a bluffer, franker mother.
And, to be even franker, at that time, the United States had not thought through how to work within NATO so far a field as Afghanistan.