|Origin:||'free, generous', from Late Latin Francus 'Frank' (because the Franks, an ancient German people, were given political freedom in France)|
honest and truthful
be frank with somebody
He was completely frank with her about what happened.
be frank about something
She was quite frank about the whole thing.
used when you are going to say something that is true, but which other people may not like:
To be perfectly frank, I think it's a bad idea.
—frankness noun [uncountable]