Definition of Frankness

1. Noun. The quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech.

Exact synonyms: Candidness, Candor, Candour, Directness, Forthrightness
Generic synonyms: Honestness, Honesty
Specialized synonyms: Ingenuousness
Derivative terms: Candid, Candid, Direct, Forthright, Frank



2. Noun. The trait of being blunt and outspoken.
Exact synonyms: Outspokenness
Generic synonyms: Communicativeness
Specialized synonyms: Bluffness
Derivative terms: Frank, Outspoken, Outspoken

Definition of Frankness

1. n. The quality of being frank; candor; openess; ingenuousness; fairness; liberality.

Definition of Frankness

1. Noun. The state of being frank; candour; honesty. ¹

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Definition of Frankness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frankness

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Literary usage of Frankness

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1. Etching & Etchers by Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1868)
"frankness. ETCHING is eminently a straightforward art, ... The delightfulness of etching, to us who care for it, is especially this frankness. ..."

2. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers, Thomas Thomson (1870)
"Hume used to tell this story with much glee, and Watty acknowledged the truth of it with much frankness. " "A petition was presented in name of Mary Goodal, ..."

3. The Works of Alexander Hamilton: Containing His Correspondence, and His by Alexander Hamilton (1850)
"... and in replying, the frankness which is due to you and them, and which is not less due to my own character, forbids me to dissemble. ..."

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