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Another word for frank


Synonym Study

  • Outspoken suggests a lack of restraint or reserve in speech, esp. when reticence might be preferable
  • Open implies a lack of concealment and often connotes an ingenuous quality the open candor of a child
  • Candid implies a basic honesty that makes deceit or evasion impossible, sometimes to the embarrassment of the listener a candid opinion
  • Frank applies to a person, remark, etc. that is free or blunt in expressing the truth or an opinion, unhampered by conventional reticence a frank criticism