Definition of "frankness" []

  • Honest and straightforward in speech or attitude (adjective)
  • Outspoken or blunt (adjective)
  • Open and avowed; undisguised (adjective)
  • To put a mark on (a letter, parcel, etc), either cancelling the postage stamp or in place of a stamp, ensuring free carriage (verb)
  • To mark (a letter, parcel, etc) with an official mark or signature, indicating the right of free delivery (verb)
  • To facilitate or assist (a person) to come and go, pass, or enter easily (verb)
  • To obtain immunity for or exempt (a person) (verb)
  • An official mark or signature affixed to a letter, parcel, etc, ensuring free delivery or delivery without stamps (noun)
  • The privilege, issued to certain people and establishments, entitling them to delivery without postage stamps (noun)
  • The state of being frank; candour; honesty. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "frankness" in a sentence
  • "His confession, told in frankness, with the spirit of revolt behind, had repelled her."
  • "If Ms. Gillard's frankness is any indication, that's a missed opportunity to meet an ally who understands the Afghan stakes."
  • "All this, in frankness, to show my first impression, after long denial of women in general and of Maud Brewster in particular."