- IPA: /ˈfɹæŋkli/
frankly (comparative franklier, superlative frankliest)
- (manner) In a frank, open or (too) honest manner.
- He spoke frankly about the economy.
- 1914, Louis Joseph Vance, chapter III, in Nobody, New York, N.Y.: George H[enry] Doran Company, published 1915, OCLC 40817384 ↗:
- She was frankly disappointed. For some reason she had thought to discover a burglar of one or another accepted type—either a dashing cracksman in full-blown evening dress, lithe, polished, pantherish, or a common yegg, a red-eyed, unshaven burly brute in the rags and tatters of a tramp.
- (speech act) In truth, to tell the truth.
- (manner) candidly, forthcomingly, honestly, truthfully; see also Thesaurus:honestly
- (speech act) as a matter of fact, truth to tell; see also Thesaurus:actually