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Meaning of “frank” in the English Dictionary

"frank" in British English

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frankadjective

uk   us   /fræŋk/
honest, ​sincere, and ​telling the ​truth, ​even when this might be ​awkward or make other ​peopleuncomfortable: a ​full and frank ​discussion There ​followed a frank ​exchange of ​views. The ​magazine, which gives frank ​advice about ​sex and ​romance, is ​aimed at the ​teenagemarket. To be ​perfectly frank with you, I don't ​think she's the ​person for the ​job.

frankverb [T]

uk   us   /fræŋk/
to ​print a ​mark on a ​stamp so that the ​stamp cannot be used again, or to ​print a ​mark on an ​envelope to show that the ​cost of ​sending it has been ​paid
(Definition of frank from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"frank" in American English

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frankadjective

 us   /fræŋk/
honest, ​sincere, and ​truthful, ​even if there is a ​risk of causing ​badfeelings: To be ​perfectly frank, I don’t ​think you are as well ​qualified as some of the other ​candidates.
frankness
noun [U]  us   /ˈfræŋk·nəs/
We ​appreciateyour frankness.
(Definition of frank from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"frank" in Business English

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frankverb [T]

uk   us   /fræŋk/
to ​print a ​mark on ​stamps so that they cannot be used again, or to ​print a ​mark on ​envelopes or ​packages to show that the ​cost of ​sending them has been ​paid: Senators can also ​send franked ​mail. You can only ​acquire franking ​machines on a ​rentalbasis.
(Definition of frank from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “frank”
in Korean 솔직한…
in Arabic صَريْح…
in Malaysian terus-terang…
in French franc…
in Russian откровенный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 坦率的,坦誠的, 直言不諱的…
in Italian franco…
in Turkish samimi, içten, dürüst…
in Polish szczery…
in Spanish franco…
in Vietnamese thành thật…
in Portuguese franco, direto…
in Thai เปิดเผย…
in German offen…
in Catalan franc…
in Japanese 率直な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 坦率的,坦诚的, 直言不讳的…
in Indonesian terus-terang…
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