What does candid mean?

Definitions for candid
ˈkæn dɪdcan·did

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word candid.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulderadjective

    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. candidadjective

    informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared

    "a candid photograph"; "a candid interview"

  3. candid, open, heart-to-heartadjective

    openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness

    "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature"; "a heart-to-heart talk"


  1. candidnoun

    A spontaneous or unposed photograph.

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

    Etymology: From candidus.

  2. candidadjective

    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. candidadjective

    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. candidadjective

    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. Candidadjective


  2. Candidadjective

    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. Candidadjective

    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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  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. Greg Sizemore:

    To be very candid, that number is a number that we heard from both our members and others, just an accumulation of' I could use that based on the volume of work,' we have to, because of technology, retirement and attrition. You've got to educate.

  2. Nirav Shah:

    To be candid with you, right now, I'm really focused on getting folks first doses, rather than third doses.

  3. David Bissonette:

    But of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send, Save me, oh, save me, from the candid friend.

  4. Don Imus family:

    Don Imus continued to share Don Imus candid opinions about elected officials in both parties up until the end.

  5. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell:

    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.

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

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