be honest/frank

idiom

: to speak in a very direct or truthful way
To be perfectly/quite honest/frank (with you), I didn't like the movie.

Examples of be honest/frank in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Real news can be honest, hopeful, credible, constructive. Barbara Spindel, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Apr. 2024 To be honest, even the winner was a surprise for me. EW.com, 10 Apr. 2024 The 90 Day mom encouraged Aguero to be honest and own being 68 years old. Kelly Wynne, Peoplemag, 9 Apr. 2024 My tastes are just simpler than that, to be honest. Christy Piña, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Mar. 2024 To be honest, a few of them are still my very best friends. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 29 Mar. 2024 To be honest, humidity is not much of a concern for those of us keeping wine for a few years. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2024 Do not overcompensate, and be honest and true to your personal core values. Sue Biglieri, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Although, to be honest, who gives a s---, but, second, money isn't infinite. EW.com, 26 Mar. 2024

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'be honest/frank.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near be honest/frank

Cite this Entry

“Be honest/frank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20honest%2Ffrank. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!