Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In a frank manner; candidly.
  • adv. In truth; honestly: Frankly, I don't care.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. in a frank, open or (too) honest manner.
  • adv. In truth, to tell the truth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a frank manner; freely.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a frank or unreserved manner; without reserve or disguise; candidly: as, to confess one's faults frankly.
  • Freely; without hindrance or restraint; willingly.
  • Synonyms see frank, adjective

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that

Etymologies

frank +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

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