from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. comparative form of frank: more frank
- n. Somebody or something which franks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One exercising the privilege of franking mail-matter. See frank, verb
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[Addendum] – You could replace “dead on arrival” with awful for a harsher, franker tone.
The last Soviet president is frank about what he got wrong and even franker about the course Russia should be taking now.
Here's a modest proposal for a franker, productive debate.
He had felt more of kinship for the franker brutality of the bosses and their captains, but they had failed to claim any deep respect.
He says a politician like Clegg, committed to "transparency", should have given a franker answer.
Jordan's nomination speech was the usual "You're strong players" garbage they always say, rather than something a little franker, like "I nominated the two of you because you're a pair of crazy, childish shrews."
In their franker moments even some Labour Ministers subscribe to it.
At the time, John was interested in a franker, more straightforward girl, and was put off by the Smith sisters' reserved, somewhat aloof manner, which made it difficult for them to show or express emotion.
In a recent paper, Steven Dunaway, who directed the IMF's country work in China from late 2001 through 2008, proposes changing the fund's rules to allow its experts to provide franker assessments of countries 'economic policies, without the involvement of the fund's highly politicized board.
*The government must do a much better and franker job of explaining the mission and the situation in Afghanistan to the public.
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