V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1.†expressing true opinion; 2. blunt; 3. having or showing an appealingly open and honest nature

Synonyms: candid, forthright, open, outspoken, direct, blunt

Antonyms: reserved, dishonest

Tips: When you are frank with someone, you are completely open and honest, without any reservations. Frank is synonymous with candid and forthright. See additional analysis at forthright and candid.

Usage Examples:

To be quite frank with you, I donít agree with your ideas for this project. (honest, direct)

The human resources manager was very frank with me after the interview and candidly explained his reasons for not hiring me. (open)

Iím going to be frank: I disagree with every aspect of your plan. (candid, blunt)

I hoped I wasn't too frank when I told him exactly what I thought. (direct, outspoken)

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