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frankly

adverb uk   /ˈfræŋ.kli/ us  
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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