Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Frank"

The meaning of "Frank" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does frank mean?
A: "frank" is an adjective, not a verb. There is no "franked".

To be frank means to say something in a very direct manner, with no filter and little consideration for the other person's feelings.

For example, let's say a person was auditioning for an acting role.
"Did I get the role?"
Then the director answers "No, someone else got the role." The director is being frank.

Or let's say someone makes a confession and says "I love you. Please go out with me"
That is also very frank.
Q: What does THAT's not like frank mean?
A: "That behavior is uncommon for Frank." For example, if Frank is a shy and calm person, but one day he started yelling at someone for no reason, someone might say, "wow, that's not like him."
Q: What does frank mean?

Example sentences using "Frank"

Q: Please show me example sentences with frank.
A: “To be quite frank, I don’t like the color of his shoes.”

“Can I be frank with you?”

“I had a nice, frank, conversation with my friends.”
Q: Please show me example sentences with frank.
A: “Let me be frank with you.” Frank is like honest or straightforward .
Q: Please show me example sentences with THAT's not like frank.
A: Thats not my problem

Synonyms of "Frank" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between frank and honest ?
A: Frank is used in less formal contexts. The expression “frank” also seems to be used less among younger generations.

You would never say,
“Did you lose the baby?”
“No! I’m being frank, I promise!”
as an example of an inappropriate time to say frank.

One last note that I can think of is if you were to start a sentence off with “honestly”, you’d probably say “quite frankly” and not just “frankly”.
“Honestly, I really don’t know what happened”
“Quite frankly, I really don’t know what happened.”
Q: What is the difference between frank and outspoken and candid and sincere ?
A: “Candid” means honest, for example “she is a very candid person”.

“Outspoken” means that someone speaks what they think without much concern for others opinions or feelings, for example “she is a bit too outspoken”.

“Frank” again means honest but if someone is being frank what they’re saying might be a little bit critical, for example “her judgement of my work was frank but fair”

“Sincere” means that something is genuine and real, for example “her apology was sincere”.
Q: What is the difference between frank and blunt upfront ?
A: They basically mean the same thing: to be honest.

“Blunt” honesty is typically rude. It is honesty at the expense of the person on the receiving end. For example:
“I’m sorry for being blunt, but your hair looks bad today.”

“Frank” is similar, but tends to be less harsh. Example:
“To be frank, I don’t think this relationship is going to work out.”

“Up front” is neutral. Example:
“I wish you would just tell me up front instead of making me guess.”
Q: What is the difference between frank and Straightforward ?
A: they mean the same thing, frank just isn't used to often anymore

I need to be frank with you, those shoes are ugly.
You need to be stright forward with him.
Q: What is the difference between frank and honest ?
A: Well to be frank I honestly don't think there's much of difference. One seems more casual (honestly) and is simply straight forward can be nicely or too blunt. Frank seems more like honestly and bluntly. Depends on how you talk and carry yourself and the extent of your vocabulary.

Translations of "Frank"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? frank
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Other questions about "Frank"

Q: frank Does this sound natural?
A: If you're not using it as a name, frank is someone open,honest,direct.

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