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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 his frankest interview, Jason reveals the depths he plumbed during his descent into drug addiction.
Arvin (1962: 546) places also Henry James in this category: "Hawthorne's theme of estrangement, the Ishmaelite theme that obsessed Melville, were driven by Henry James to a formulation still more extreme; and expatriation, the frankest form of desertion, became both his literary munition and his personal fate".
This resulted in the fullest, frankest public discussion of University Hospital's car parks to date.
But in their frankest ever interview ever, the twins reveal the fear that drives them.
Even the frankest and bravest of subordinates do not talk with their boss in the same way that they talk with colleagues who are equals, and normal communications patterns become warped.
He is deeply contrite and ashamed and he made the fullest and frankest of confessions.
US defence secretary Robert Gates, has warned that American public opinion and the military itself has no appetite for a "long slog" in Afghanistan, in one of the frankest admissions yet from a top administration official of limited US patience in the war against the Taliban.
In the interview that is to be aired today, Blair also delivers his frankest remarks about his wife, Cherie, and his property portfolio.
But, in one of the frankest interviews he has given, Jones urged the critical section of City fans to focus on the infrastructure that was being put in place by himself and Ridsdale, rather than the lack of big money signings.
Probably the frankest admission of this has come from the then Deputy Governor, Ian Macfarlane:
I take the view that you made the frankest of confessions," the judge said.
Official evaluations, at their frankest, conclude weakly that "[p]ast mistakes--whether in the procurement of a weapon system or in the employment of forces during a crisis--do not receive the critical review that would prevent them from recurring.