frankness frankness  /f ˈræŋk nəs/


  1. (n) the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
  2. (n) the trait of being blunt and outspoken


  1. Her goofy humor and disarming frankness won Meredith Vieira myriad fans as the host of The View and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
  2. It is said that she speaks of her love affairs with equal frankness.
  3. Figiel's frankness -not just about violence but also about incest, suicide, teenage pregnancy and adultery-tells ugly truths rarely discussed in modern Samoa.


  • Killeen mayor wants entertainment businesses

    With characteristic frankness, Killeen Mayor Dan Corbin threatened to pull funding from the Killeen Economic Development Corporation if it doesn’t meet the needs of the City Council.
    on August 7, 2013     Source: Killeen Daily Herald


  1. "I believe what you saw in the past few months is reflective of a deep and strong relationship. And in that sort of relationship, as President Obama rightly described, there are moments that we speak frankly to each other. And that frankness will...
    on May 11, 2010 By: Hamid Karzai Source: FOXNews

  2. "I have to be blunt with you," Gheit said. "With all frankness, the responsibility of security in Egypt is an Egyptian responsibility."
    on Mar 25, 2007 By: Ahmed Aboul Gheit Source: FOXNews

  3. In a statement released yesterday to Associated Press, Mike Nichols, who directed Bancroft in The Graduate, said: "Her combination of brains, humour, frankness and sense were unlike any other artist. Her beauty was constantly shifting with her...
    on Jun 7, 2005 By: Mike Nichols Source:

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