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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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In August you will see a franker version much closer to the original with all of the zest and none of the censorship.
In France such attempts were first of limited success, and, with some fluctuations, the French and American shares of the cinema market remained fairly stable from 1967 and throughout the 1970s (Jeancolas, 1998, page 53), although the franker, more explicit American films that followed from the abolition of 'the Code' increasingly marginalised European art cinema in America (Balio, 1998).
Aristotle is franker here than before about the final end of human action [namely that we want the good for ourselves].
Most people on social media sites do reveal their identities, but something encourages them to be far franker and ruder tapping away on their phones or tablets than they ever would be if they were speaking in public.
Charlie Franker, BSN, RN, is Staff Nurse, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.
H2 When much bigger and V2 Concessions franker the exchange of information between providers, operators and customers, the greater the tendencies of cooperation between them.
If whole books are metaphors, then this book continues a long-running debate, "reality versus the imagination," and sometimes advances a true polarity, a franker reality and a more far-flung imagination, in unexpected combinations, to the ongoing conversation.
While there are other notable passages of female same-sex desire in antebellum American fiction, none are clearer, franker, and more ardent in their erotic register.
One of its features, pace postcolonialism (largely absent in these books), was a perhaps franker recognition of the moral dimension in economics than the modern science of economics is comfortable with.
Children's film directed by Simone van Dusseldorp; starring Nino den Brave, Whitney Franker, Thijs Goedknegt
In terms, then, of addressing the problems of the relative modern-day perspectives of human rights and global finance, a franker appraisal of their respective conceptual origins as well as their goals, limitations, and conditionalities would be a significant first step toward meaningful interaction.