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frankly

[frangk-lee] /ˈfræŋk li/
adverb
1.
in a frank manner; freely; candidly; openly; plainly:
He presented his arguments frankly and objectively.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; frank1 + -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for frankly

frankly

/ˈfræŋklɪ/
adverb
1.
(sentence modifier) in truth; to be honest: frankly, I can't bear him
2.
in a frank manner
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Word Origin and History for frankly
adv.

1530s, from frank (adj.) + -ly (2).

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