[ adverb ] (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that


honestly candidly


"honestly, I don't believe it" "candidly, I think she doesn't have a conscience" "frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"

Used in print

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

An Anglican clergyman in Oxford sadly but frankly acknowledged to me that this is true .

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

If the circumstances are faced frankly it is not reasonable to expect this to be true .

(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)

It was a ridiculous situation and Rector knew it , for Hino , frankly partisan , openly gregarious , would make a poor espionage_agent .

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

Frankly , I do n't care '' .