What does candid mean?

Definitions for candid
ˈkæn dɪdcan·did

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. candid(adj)

    informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared

    "a candid photograph"; "a candid interview"

  3. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. candid(Noun)

    A spontaneous or unposed photograph.

    His portraits looked stiff and formal but his candids showed life being lived.

    Etymology: From candidus.

  2. candid(Adjective)

    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

    Etymology: From candidus.

  3. candid(Adjective)

    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

    Etymology: From candidus.

  4. candid(Adjective)

    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)

    Etymology: From candidus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Candid(adj)

    white

  2. Candid(adj)

    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

  3. Candid(adj)

    open; frank; ingenuous; outspoken

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Candid

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of candid in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of candid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of candid in a Sentence

  1. Kenny Rogers thanks:

    Barry Gibb was producing an album on me and Barry Gibb gave me this song, and I went and learned it and went into the studio and sang it for four days. And I finally looked at Barry Gibb and said, Barry Gibb, I dont even like this song anymore. And Barry Gibb said, You know what we need ? We need Dolly Parton. I thought, Man, that guy is a visionary. Kenny Rogers thanks GETS CANDID ON PERFORMING WITH DOLLY PARTON FOR THE LAST TIME Country music star Kenny Rogers thanks gives Kenny Rogers thanks acceptance speech at the ceremony for the 2013 inductions into the Country Music Hall of Fame. ( The Associated Press).

  2. Craig Allen:

    The interpretations of the meeting 24 hours ago were positive. It was a successful meeting. Candid, cordial and constructive on Monday, and now we get to Thursday and it's not, that seems very counterproductive to me.

  3. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    I've been candid that it is difficult and has been difficult with respect to Syria.

  4. Toshimitsu Motegi:

    I aim to hold a candid exchange of views on the matter of laborers from the Korean peninsula, which is the core problem, and other bilateral issues.

  5. John Bolton:

    I've been trying to take steps with the national security staff. It's something I work with John Kelly, the chief of staff, with a lot of other people. Look, the President has to have advisers around him who can have open, candid discussions and then not read about him the next day in the newspapers or watch them on television and to the extent that those conversations are being discussed in the public domain. It hurts the ability of the President to be fully informed to make his decision.

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Translations for candid

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  • откровен, безпристрастен, непредубеден, искрен, честенBulgarian
  • franco, sinceroSpanish
  • منصفانه, رکPersian
  • puolueetonFinnish
  • candide, spontané, sincèreFrench
  • כנה, אוביקטיביHebrew
  • spontán, véletlenszerűHungarian
  • kandidaIdo
  • candidoItalian
  • aequusLatin
  • spontaan, neutraal, eerlijk, objectiefDutch
  • upartisk, fordomsfri, oppriktigNorwegian
  • szczeryPolish
  • непредвзятый, искренний, беспристрастный, честный, естественная, открытый, фотография, откровенный, естественныйRussian
  • uppriktigSwedish
  • ตรงไปตรงมาThai
  • 坦率Chinese

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