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  • n  the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
  • n  the trait of being blunt and outspoken

  • Count Giuseppe Volpi, brilliant, suave, self-made Finance Minister, spoke to the Senate, last week, with what he styled "brutal frankness.
  • Her goofy humor and disarming frankness won Meredith Vieira myriad fans as the host of The View and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
  • The agency, which also worked on Coors Light's "Wing Man" ads and DirecTV's movie-spoof ads, decided to go with brutal frankness, says Hirshberg, "coupled with an honest and .
News & Articles

  • 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.
    Aug. 7, 2013 - Killeen Daily Herald
Quotes

  • Ahmed Aboul Gheit in FOXNews
    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... Hamid Karzai http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamid_Karzai&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNG024CTxaXf_5mmPsG08kgiqCevsw FOXNews http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/05/12/karzai-meets-obama-way-ahead-afghan-war/&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEHZjKwc1snUFdOOFMJLMJqhOwa4w May 11, 2010 39693 51031 frankness I have to be blunt with you," Gheit said. "With all frankness, the responsibility of security in Egypt is an Egyptian responsibility."
  • Mike Nichols in guardian.co.uk
    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...

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