Meaning of “frank” in the English Dictionary

"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)