frank


frank
   1. obsolete copulating promiscuously
   Dr Johnson gives licentious', from the early meaning, liberal or generous:
    Chaste to her Husband, frank to all beside A teaming mistress but a barren bride. (Pope, 1735)
   2. unfriendly and without consensus
   It is used of political talks between fundamentally opposed parties:
    Mr Mugabe had agreed on the need for urgent and 'frank' talks. (Daily Telegraph, December 1980 — note the inverted commas)
   Full and frank in a communiqué tells you that the parties failed to agree on anything:
    These [talks] lasted an hour and a half and were described as having been full and frank. (Kee, 1984 — Chamberlain and Mussolini met on 11 June 1939; Great Britain and Italy were shortly to be at war)

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