– Phrasal-Adverbs – Letter F –
- Frankly Speaking – This is an Idiomatic Phrasal-Adverb which is used as a preface to a statement or as appositive of the same. It is used to indicate that the person is going to (or just has) said something which he or she knows will probably not be very well-received by the person the statement is directed to, but that the speaker either does not care, or feels that it is necessary for what is being said to be said particularly in that way.
“I know that my views are not ‘politically correct’ but, Frankly Speaking, I don’t really care. Social Justice Warriors, are absolute lunatics!”