1. the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth
    weeds lovely in their rankness
    he praised the richness of the soil
  2. the attribute of having a strong offensive smell
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How To Use rankness In A Sentence

  • The quotations above illustrate this left-wing frankness, and show how far political allegiances in some cases determine selection policy.
  • In the past couple of decades women have become noticeably less squeamish than men - so much so that feminine frankness has become hard to avoid. Times, Sunday Times
  • an engaging frankness
  • They are not really atmospheric but they have mood in spades; they are neorealistic in terms of their look and their frankness about controversial subjects, yet they are decidedly more artificial, more movie-like, than, say, Italian neorealist pictures. Archive 2006-02-05
  • You must find a mean between frankness and rudeness.
  • If she were such an abyss of insincerity as to dissemble distrust under such frankness, she must at least be more subtle than to bring her doubts to her rival for solution.
  • It never occurred to that subtle, devious mind that an outward display of frankness might be more mendacious than any evasion. THE THORN BIRDS
  • But he was able to overwhelm an audience of devotees by genuine warmth and frankness.
  • The time has come to discuss these with brutal frankness. Times, Sunday Times
  • Anyway, after they had found the bug in her flat, he felt himself obligated, almost coerced into frankness. THE LAST RAVEN
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