- pre·frank·ness, noun
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How to use frankness in a sentence
His frankness with everyone we met, from hostel owners to fellow thru-hikers, led to us hear the same adage time and again.
Adapted from Julia Quinn’s period romance novels, Bridgerton, which dominated social media for weeks following its December 2020 premiere, displayed a refreshing frankness about sex in all its hot, hilarious and confusing glory.Shonda Rhimes Already Knows What You're Going to Watch Next | Judy Berman | January 5, 2022 | Time
I think that transparency—and honesty and frankness—earns respect.
But that frankness also reveals a frenetic, debilitating obsession with physical intimacy.‘Mirages’: Anaïs Nin’s Intimate, Unexpurgated Diaries | Lizzie Crocker | October 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
One character speaks of a storyteller's "complete frankness, which he was obviously quite unable to abandon."The Forgotten Russian: The Genius of Nikolai Leskov | Benjamin Lytal | April 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But its frankness with race, violence and sex has made it a controversial choice in school curricula.How Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’ Is Taught in Schools | Anna Clark | October 4, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
A self-described sociopath, Roberts recounts his many misdeeds with unnerving frankness.
Not everyone can confront their family's failings with such frankness.
Here was a return for his frankness—his straightforward conduct—his unequalled liberality.
Her eyes were very bright, no shadows in their depths; she returned his gaze with untroubled frankness.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
All the urbanity of Frenchmen, joined with the delightful frankness of the profession, assured us we were welcome.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
I am sure youre a sight, she commented, with sisterly frankness; all doubled up and your forehead screwed into knots.Those Dale Girls | Frank Weston Carruth
She congratulated me with apparent frankness, and asked for Miss Treherne's address, saying she would write to her.Mrs. Falchion, Complete | Gilbert Parker