One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he is disarmingly frank about his attitudes’
candid, direct, forthright, plain, plain-spoken, straight, straightforward, straight from the shoulder, explicit, unequivocal, unambiguous, unvarnished, bald, to the point, no-nonsense, matter-of-fact
open, honest, truthful, sincere, guileless, artless
outspoken, bluff, blunt, brutal, unsparing, not afraid to call a spade a spade
informal upfront, warts and all, on the level
North American informal on the up and up
archaic round, free-spoken
2‘she looked at Sam with frank admiration’
open, undisguised, unconcealed, naked, unmistakable, clear, obvious, transparent, patent, manifest, evident, noticeable, visible, perceptible, palpable
blatant, barefaced, flagrant, glaring, bold, stark
1‘he franked the letter and sent it off’
stamp, postmark, imprint, print, mark
1‘an envelope with a first class frank’
stamp, postmark, imprint, mark, official mark
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