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English adjective: frank

1. frank characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion

SamplesBlunt talking and straight shooting.
A blunt New England farmer.
I gave them my candid opinion.
Forthright criticism.
A forthright approach to the problem.
Tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank.
It is possible to be outspoken without being rude.
Plainspoken and to the point.
A point-blank accusation.

Synonymsblunt, candid, forthright, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder



2. frank clearly manifest; evident

SamplesFrank enjoyment.



English noun: Frank

1. Frank (person) a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century

Broader (hypernym)European

Narrower (hyponym)Salian, Salian Frank

Instance hyponymClovis, Clovis I

2. frank (food) a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll

Synonymsdog, frankfurter, hot dog, hotdog, weenie, wiener, wienerwurst

Broader (hypernym)sausage

Narrower (hyponym)Vienna sausage

Part meronymhot dog, hotdog, red hot

English verb: frank

1. frank (contact) stamp with a postmark to indicate date and time of mailing


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)stamp

2. frank (communication) exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)excuse, exempt, let off, relieve

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