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Synonyms for frankness

Synonyms for frankness

the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

the trait of being blunt and outspoken

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I do not pretend to possess equal frankness with your ladyship.
she exclaimed with the most engaging frankness, and placed the volume in my hands.
But when he had gone the brief round of her he returned discouraged by the thought that all this frankness and innocence were only an artificial product.
Since you explain yourself with such frankness, it is our duty to be frank, likewise.
Whether it was the wine he had drunk, or an impulse of frankness, or the thought that this man did not, and never would, know any of those who played a part in his story, or whether it was all these things together, something loosened Pierre's tongue.
But it is at least refreshing to hear any one speak his mind with such frankness.
It would have been easy for him to get out of it; but his natural impulse was for frankness, and he remembered his old resolve to be frank, no matter what happened.
My frankness fails me and my courage fails me when I look back to my husband's farewell letter, and try to recall the storm of contending passions that it roused in my mind.
The Return of the Native' (1878) and 'Far from the Madding Crowd' (1874) are among his best novels, though the sensational frankness of 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles' (1891) has given it greater reputation.
I believe that the girl had been frank with him, with the frankness of women to whom perfect frankness is impossible, because so much of their safety depends on judicious reticences.
But immediately I was sensible of having committed an act of impertinence in so doing; for she coloured and hesitated; but after a moment's pause, with a kind of desperate frankness, she replied:-
On the most profitable lie the course of events presently lays a destructive tax; whilst frankness invites frankness, puts the parties on a convenient footing and makes their business a friendship.
He had never met Anna before, and was struck by her beauty, and still more by the frankness with which she accepted her position.
The Chief Inspector, who had made up his mind to jump off the rope, came to the ground with gloomy frankness.
I don't know, ma'am,' said Little Dorrit, with perfect frankness.