Definition of 'frank'
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What is needed is full and frank information. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They are all guilty of being less than frank with the public. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We welcome an open and frank dialogue with them. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There would no doubt be a frank exchange of views between us. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In this country we have a long history of free and frank exchange of opinions. The Sun (2012)DON'T you wish our politicians could be as frank and honest as this? The Sun (2011)There are also two frank errors in the plot. Times, Sunday Times (2014)So have a frank talk with your team about your expectations. Christianity Today (2000)The spouse had a duty to the court to make full and frank disclosure of his resources. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The evidence suggested men were less frank in mixed groups. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He is happy to talk for ages and is open and frank with his views. The Sun (2015)There was then a frank exchange with his team over the radio. The Sun (2016)Ask your father to have a frank talk with your mother. The Sun (2010)That required the full and frank disclosure of all relevant facts and documents. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That's why people are so frank in my show. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Often, the tone of the letters is disturbingly frank. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)If appraisals are not honest and frank, they have no point. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Her letters are frank, witty and humorous. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I thought it was a frank and courageous speech. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I am no longer completely frank with people in my constituency. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In many countries, the frank assessments of their weaknesses and foibles will be seen as tantamount to espionage. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He steadfastly rejected criticisms of the company, yet was less than frank in disclosure of his recent share dealings. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I find him open, charming and fully prepared to give a frank assessment of his new self. The Sun (2013)Most City people are refreshingly frank about and free of cant about what drives them into the office at 6am each day. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: frank ADJECTIVE
If someone is frank, they state or express things in an open and honest way.
'It is clear that my client has been less than frank with me,' said his lawyer.
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