frankly frankly  /f ˈræŋk li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another.
  2. The no-dunking rule was frankly aimed at Alcindor, the 7-ft.
  3. In Zack and Miri, Smith flounders for a while in situations and gags that are frankly sub-Smithian.

News

  1. Tahiti coach: "It's impossible for us to win against Spain"

    Only rarely will a coach talk as frankly as Tahiti's Eddy Etaeta, acknowledging in public what everyone knows.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Tahiti coach: 'It's impossible for us to beat Spain'

    Only rarely will a coach talk as frankly as Tahiti's Eddy Etaeta, acknowledging in public what everyone knows.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. MSU study: Unattractive or mean people treated worse by co-workers

    "Frankly, it's an ugly finding," said study author Brent Scott.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: MLive.com

Quotes

  1. Romney, who spent tens of millions of dollars of his personal fortune on the race, added, "Frankly, in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign be a part of aiding the surrender to terror."
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: Mitt Romney Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Bart Stupak, chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, said: "Quite frankly, BP blew it. You cut corners to save money and time."
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Bart Stupak Source: Channel 4 News

  3. "Frankly, it's time for the establishment of a Palestinian state," Rice told a news conference with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who she saw on the second of a four-day intense Middle East shuttle diplomacy mission.
    on Oct 14, 2007 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: USA Today

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