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[frangk-nis] /ˈfræŋk nɪs/
plainness of speech; candor; openness.
Origin of frankness
1545-55; frank1 + -ness
Related forms
prefrankness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Thanks to you all for your openness, frankness, perfect organization and kind hospitality.
  • She got people to change with her frankness and kindness, and even got a major company to change an important policy.
  • Fine physics fizzled forlornly failing forthrightness' frankness.
  • If my frankness made some think twice about applying for openings at two-year colleges, well, good.
  • They are also surprised by the frankness around discussing issues of race.
  • With disarming frankness, he also admits that his agent had spotted a gap in the market.
  • Opposition candidates have previously paid for such frankness with their lives.
  • The minister should not worry too much about his frankness.
  • All of that courage and frankness wouldn't mean squat if the movie was poorly made.
  • More such admirable frankness is no doubt on its way.
Word Origin and History for frankness

1550s, from frank (adj.) + -ness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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