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Definition of "frankly" []

  • In a frank manner; candidly. (adverb)
  • In truth; honestly: Frankly, I don't care. (adverb)
  • In truth; to be honest (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • In a frank manner (adverb)

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Use "frankly" in a sentence
  • "This term frankly is the code for Arabs and Muslims and if you are the average and even not so average American in the United States this is what you think, perceive and for many believe."
  • "After much backing and filling, the king, on December 23, 1675, issued a proclamation which in its title frankly stated its object -- "for the suppression of coffee houses.""
  • "The fact that he used cash, frankly, is in Africa, completely and utterly —"