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"frankly" in British English

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franklyadverb

uk   /ˈfræŋ.kli/  us   /ˈfræŋ.kli/
in an honest and direct way: She spoke very frankly about her experiences.
B2 used when giving an honest and direct opinion, often one that might upset someone: Quite frankly, I think this whole situation is ridiculous. That's a frankly absurd suggestion.

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"frankly" in American English

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franklyadverb

 us   /ˈfræŋk·li/
in an honest, sincere, and truthful way, even when this might make other people uncomfortable: She spoke frankly about her troubled marriage.
Frankly is often used when giving an honest and direct opinion: Frankly, I’m worried.
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