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"frank" in British English

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frankadjective

uk   /fræŋk/ us   /fræŋk/
honest, sincere, and telling the truth, even when this might be awkward or make other people uncomfortable: 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 teenage market. To be perfectly frank with you, I don't think she's the person for the job.

frankverb [T]

uk   /fræŋk/ us   /fræŋk/
(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 bad feelings: 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 appreciate your frankness.
(Definition of frank from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"frank" in Business English

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frankverb [T]

uk   /fræŋk/ us  
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 rental basis.
(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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“frank” in British English

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