Honestly; in a frank. From the Frankish people of medieval West Germany and France, and one of many Germanic federations.

Is often used by bourgeois elitists in attempt at appearing intelligent. Almost always said after "quite" and sometimes in a sentence with "rather", two other completely useless words.
"Quite frankly, Mater, I found the performance to be rather dull."
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A word used as a license to ignore all political correctness and allow you to say whatever you damnwell want, regardless of who you offend and whether or not they are right in front of you.
.... and frankly, I don't think Peter is capable of doing his job. Oh hi Pete....
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The one word Donald Trump for some reason loves to use in every sentence.
"Frankly, we did win this election" - Trump
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A word used by people who don't know what they're talking about , who aren't willing to admit they're wrong, due to stubborness and ignorance.
And Frankly It doesn't matter what you think because I think i'm right.
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Definition: An odd drunken mix between by the way and quite frankly used to emphasize a statement or to stop a conversation.
I am going to get drunk tonight, and nobody is going to stop me, By Frankly!
by Renata March 18, 2005
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implies that there is more to be said, but better left unspoken, albeit an honest statement of affairs, but again, left unsaid.
Person 1: The date is Feb 14, 2069 and I still have never held a girl's hand

Person 2: Quite frankly...
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A term used as an inside joke to others that know it. secretly inserting anne frank into any sentencee.
John- I'm pretty great at beer pong.
Ted-No your not, i made all the shots Anne Frankly you suck
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