[ US /ˈfɹæŋkɫi/ ]
[ UK /fɹˈæŋkli/ ]
  1. (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that
    frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn
    honestly, I don't believe it
    candidly, I think she doesn't have a conscience
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How To Use frankly In A Sentence

  • Frankly I don't understand why most companies don't follow the same policy as franked income in the hands of shareholders is worth a lot more to them than huge piles of franking credits mouldering away in the company's balance sheet.
  • Frankly, my only concern was that the resident copperhead (don't ask; I've been sworn to secrecy) got out alive.
  • But the situation is, frankly, in a muddle right now.
  • I am neither strong nor anal about the ‘group system’ which, incidentally, and frankly, I think is quite a mess.
  • Frankly, they're really only safe on fairer skin types, such as blonds, redheads with blue, green eyes.
  • In fact, this was a players' production, as most Cowboys performances, and frankly most football games, are.
  • Well, quite frankly, we are at an impasse here.
  • Frankly, she held her nose and said it stank like the henhouse when a mongoose has spoiled the eggs. HOMELAND AND OTHER STORIES
  • He was "mourned," by those who "survived" him, as people are not mourned in cities, that is, frankly, in a manner undisguised. Walking-Stick Papers
  • Frankly, I'm not built for glissades, arabesques, entrechats or mincing around en pointe.
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