plainness of speech; candor; openness.

1545–55; frank1 + -ness

prefrankness, noun Unabridged
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frank (fræŋk)
1.  honest and straightforward in speech or attitude: a frank person
2.  outspoken or blunt
3.  open and avowed; undisguised: frank interest
4.  free an obsolete word for generous
5.  chiefly (Brit) See also postmark to put a mark on (a letter, parcel, etc), either cancelling the postage stamp or in place of a stamp, ensuring free carriage
6.  to mark (a letter, parcel, etc) with an official mark or signature, indicating the right of free delivery
7.  to facilitate or assist (a person) to come and go, pass, or enter easily
8.  to obtain immunity for or exempt (a person)
9.  an official mark or signature affixed to a letter, parcel, etc, ensuring free delivery or delivery without stamps
10.  the privilege, issued to certain people and establishments, entitling them to delivery without postage stamps
[C13: from Old French franc, from Medieval Latin francus free; identical with Frank (in Frankish Gaul only members of this people enjoyed full freedom)]

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Word Origin & History

1550s, from frank + -ness.
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Example sentences
Thanks to you all for your openness, frankness, perfect organization and kind
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.
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