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frank1

 
 
pronunciation:
fraengk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: franker, frankest
definition 1: sincere and straightforward.
Please give me your frank opinion about my short story.The actor was frank with the reporters and revealed some surprising information.She doesn't mean to upset people, but sometimes her frank remarks are a bit hurtful.
synonyms:
candid, outspoken, plain-spoken, straightforward
antonyms:
reticent
similar words:
blunt, direct, downright, earnest, explicit, forthright, genuine, guileless, honest, open, plain, plump, sincere, straight
definition 2: direct or obvious.
He reacted to her announcement with frank astonishment.
synonyms:
direct, forthright, manifest, straightforward
antonyms:
sneaking
similar words:
bare, blunt, clear, downright, naked, open, patent, plain, plump, straight
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the privilege of sending mail free of postage.
similar words:
perk, perquisite, privilege
definition 2: the mark put on mail to signify this privilege.
synonyms:
stamp
similar words:
postmark
definition 3: the mail so marked and sent.
similar words:
mail
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: franks, franking, franked
definition 1: to mark for mailing or mail free of postage.
similar words:
postmark, stamp
definition 2: to convey or enable (a person) to go freely.
similar words:
exempt
derivation: frankness (n.)