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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
References in classic literature ?
At one time when we were in the greatest distress for money that we ever experienced, I placed the situation frankly before General Armstrong.
And he said, "Tell me frankly what is your chief temptation?
Her eyes laughed frankly into his, and all the grace of natural childhood seemed still to linger about her.
He spoke with fire and conviction, mincing no words in his attack upon the slaves and their morality and tactics and frankly alluding to his hearers as the slaves in question.
He hesitated a moment; then, looking me frankly in the eyes, said:
If he asked me the question, I decided to tell him frankly where I had been, and what had passed between his mother and myself.
For one thing, he quite frankly owned that he was not a good Gaelic scholar.
But I've stayed two--and oh, but I've enjoyed them," she added frankly.
Carried to the extreme, Realism may become ignoble, dealing too frankly or in unworthy spirit with the baser side of reality, and in almost all ages this sort of Realism has actually attempted to assert itself in literature.
At his return, being questioned by Thwackum what he had done with the money for which the horse was sold, he frankly declared he would not tell him.
Frankly and freely, you see there is no anger in Ned.
Frankly valuing herself, she as frankly valued him.