What does it mean when someone is Frank?

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asked Dec 4, 2021 in Words & Wordplay by Lakopousfox (1,020 points)
What does it mean when someone is Frank?

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answered Dec 4, 2021 by bruincoffee (180 points)
When someone is Frank it means that the person is honest and straightforward about something.

To be frank is to be honest.

Also, it's a hot dog. Eating a frank at the ballpark is, to be frank, an all-American experience.

If you're open, honest, and candid, you're frank — that can mean refreshing honesty or too much information.

Adjective. frank, candid, open, plain mean showing willingness to tell what one feels or thinks. frank stresses lack of shyness or secretiveness or of evasiveness from considerations of tact or expedience.

Frank is used to describe something that is honest and straightforward, especially in speech.

Where did the term to be frank come from?

1300, "free, liberal, generous;" 1540s, "outspoken," from Old French franc "free (not servile); without hindrance, exempt from; sincere, genuine, open, gracious, generous; worthy, noble, illustrious" (12c.), from Medieval Latin francus "free, at liberty, exempt from service," as a noun, "a freeman, a Frank".

Examples of how to use Frank discussion in a sentence include.

It exposed issues, forced frank discussion and made you consider changes you've always rejected.

However, things are increasingly urgent, so require frank discussion and serious problem solving.

Once you're actually talking, you'll realize how profitable a frank discussion can be.

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