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frankness

[ frangk-nis ]SEE DEFINITION OF frankness

Synonyms for frankness

  • candor
  • honesty
  • sincerity
  • ingenuousness
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Antonyms for frankness

  • artifice
  • deception
  • dishonesty
  • falsehood
  • lying
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FRANKNESS

"Count me in, please," said Blanche, in her usual vein of frankness.

"And that's a lie," Gene amended, with the frankness of a foster-brother.

Mr Dorrit could erect no—hum—suspicion of that kind on Mr Gowan's frankness.

The Abb was pleased with the idea, and with the frankness and firmness of our young hero.

You complimented me on my frankness, you know,' he added, laughing.

At this, Nani for a moment became quite gay in all frankness.

His presence and air had the appearance of frankness, ingenuousness, and manly confidence.

Simplicity and frankness are the unvaried character of the natives of the plain.

There he is, with his wife and daughters, and one may stare at him with all the frankness of a compatriot.

And it is touching and attractive because of the animalism of its frankness and simplicity.

WORD ORIGIN

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

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FRANKNESS

candor

nouncomplete honesty
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