(used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that (Freq. 1)

honestly, I don't believe it


candidly, I think she doesn't have a conscience


frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn

Syn: ↑honestly, ↑frankly
Derived from adjective: ↑frank (for: ↑frankly), ↑candid, ↑honest (for: ↑honestly)
Usage Domain: ↑intensifier, ↑intensive

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