blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder(adj)
characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
"blunt talking and straight shooting"; "a blunt New England farmer"; "I gave them my candid opinion"; "forthright criticism"; "a forthright approach to the problem"; "tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank"; "it is possible to be outspoken without being rude"; "plainspoken and to the point"; "a point-blank accusation"
informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared
"a candid photograph"; "a candid interview"
candid, open, heart-to-heart(adj)
openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness
"his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature"; "a heart-to-heart talk"
A spontaneous or unposed photograph.
His portraits looked stiff and formal but his candids showed life being lived.
Impartial and free from prejudice.
he knew not where to look for faithful advice, efficient aid, or candid judgement. u2014 Washington Irving u2014 The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus
Straightforward, open and sincere.
My candid opinion was that it was all rubbish! u2014 Jules Verne u2014 A Journey To The Center Of The Earth
Not posed or rehearsed.
will the introduction of supplementary flash or flood intrude on a candid picture situation or ruin the mood? u2014 Popular Photography (2002)
Origin: From candidus.
free from undue bias; disposed to think and judge according to truth and justice, or without partiality or prejudice; fair; just; impartial; as, a candid opinion
open; frank; ingenuous; outspoken
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kan′did, adj. frank, ingenuous: free from prejudice: fair, impartial.—adv. Can′didly.—n. Can′didness. [Fr. candide—L. candidus, white—cand-ēre, to shine.]
The numerical value of candid in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of candid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully.
We actually found them to be very candid, very frank.
But of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send, Save me, oh, save me, from the candid friend.
It's time to have a candid conversation about whether the American taxpayer is getting the right return for the development of oil and gas resources on public lands.
If I were to make public these tapes, containing blunt and candid remarks on many different subjects, the confidentiality of the office of the president would always be suspect.
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Translations for candid
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- откровен, безпристрастен, непредубеден, искрен, честенBulgarian
- franco, sinceroSpanish
- منصفانه, رکPersian
- candide, spontané, sincèreFrench
- כנה, אוביקטיביHebrew
- spontán, véletlenszerűHungarian
- spontaan, neutraal, eerlijk, objectiefDutch
- upartisk, fordomsfri, oppriktigNorwegian
- непредвзятый, искренний, беспристрастный, честный, естественная, открытый, фотография, откровенный, естественныйRussian
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