frankness

[ frangk-nis ]
/ ˈfræŋk nɪs /

noun

plainness of speech; candor; openness.

Origin of frankness

First recorded in 1545–55; frank1 + -ness
Related formspre·frank·ness, noun
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frankness


n.

1550s, from frank (adj.) + -ness.

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