Etymology
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frankly (adv.)

"in an unreserved manner, without concealment or disguise," 1530s, from frank (adj.) + -ly (2).

updated on January 04, 2015

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Definitions of frankly from WordNet

frankly (adv.)
(used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that;
frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn
Synonyms: honestly / candidly
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