Definition of frankly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfræŋkli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfræŋkli//
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  1. 1in an honest and direct way that people might not like He spoke frankly about the ordeal. They frankly admitted their responsibility.
  2. 2used to show that you are being honest about something, even though people might not like what you are saying Frankly, I couldn't care less what happens to him. Quite frankly, I'm not surprised you failed.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: frankly