frankly

adverb frank·ly \ ˈfraŋ-klē \

Definition of frankly

1 :in a frank manner
  • spoke frankly
2 :in truth :indeed
  • frankly, I don't know

Examples of frankly in a Sentence

  1. You can speak frankly to us.

  2. frankly, I'd rather stay at home than go to the movies tonight

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First Known Use of frankly

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FRANKLY Defined for English Language Learners

frankly

adverb

Definition of frankly for English Language Learners

  • : in an honest and direct way



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