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noun as in openness

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His frankness with everyone we met, from hostel owners to fellow thru-hikers, led to us hear the same adage time and again.

Adapted from Julia Quinn’s period romance novels, Bridgerton, which dominated social media for weeks following its December 2020 premiere, displayed a refreshing frankness about sex in all its hot, hilarious and confusing glory.

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I think that transparency—and honesty and frankness—earns respect.

But that frankness also reveals a frenetic, debilitating obsession with physical intimacy.

One character speaks of a storyteller's "complete frankness, which he was obviously quite unable to abandon."

But its frankness with race, violence and sex has made it a controversial choice in school curricula.

A self-described sociopath, Roberts recounts his many misdeeds with unnerving frankness.

Not everyone can confront their family's failings with such frankness.

Here was a return for his frankness—his straightforward conduct—his unequalled liberality.

Her eyes were very bright, no shadows in their depths; she returned his gaze with untroubled frankness.

All the urbanity of Frenchmen, joined with the delightful frankness of the profession, assured us we were welcome.

I am sure youre a sight, she commented, with sisterly frankness; all doubled up and your forehead screwed into knots.

She congratulated me with apparent frankness, and asked for Miss Treherne's address, saying she would write to her.

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On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to frankness, such as: candor, honesty, sincerity, and ingenuousness.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.