noun /ˈfɹæŋknɛs/
The state of being frank; candour; honesty.

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  • Frankness — Frank ness, n. The quality of being frank; candor; openess; ingenuousness; fairness; liberality. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frankness — index candor (straightforwardness), honesty, probity, veracity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • frankness — 1550s, from FRANK (Cf. frank) (adj.) + NESS (Cf. ness) …   Etymology dictionary

  • frankness — n. 1) disarming frankness 2) frankness about * * * [ flæŋkɪnɪs] disarming frankness frankness about …   Combinatory dictionary

  • frankness — Ⅰ. frank [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) honest and direct, especially when dealing with unpleasant matters. 2) open or undisguised: frank admiration. DERIVATIVES frankness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «free»: from Latin francus free , from Francus… …   English terms dictionary

  • frankness — noun see frank I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • frankness — /frangk nis/, n. plainness of speech; candor; openness. [1545 55; FRANK1 + NESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • frankness — Synonyms and related words: accessibility, approachability, artlessness, austerity, baldness, bareness, big mouth, bluffness, bluntness, broadness, brusqueness, candidness, candor, coarseness, common speech, communicativeness, conversableness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • frankness — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. openness, sincerity, ingenuousness; see honesty 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • frankness — frank·ness || fræŋknɪs n. sincerity, honesty, openness …   English contemporary dictionary

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