frank + -ness
Frankness is defined as the quality of being open and honest.
An example of frankness is telling the truth, even when it is painful to do so.
- The men of this party had both the quality and the defect of frankness in their opinions.
- 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.
- Are characterized by unusual frankness, and meritorious both as history and literature.
- (2) "For,, though affable and generous, it was impossible to penetrate him: though unreserved in his manners his frankness was limited to the surface.
- In its careful chronology, based upon the Seleucid era, in the minuteness of its geographical knowledge, in the frankness with which it records defeat as well as victory, on the restraint with which it speaks of the enemies of the Jews, in its command of details, it bears on its face the stamp of genuineness.