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Princeton's WordNet

  1. honestly, candidly, franklyadverb

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

    "honestly, I don't believe it"; "candidly, I think she doesn't have a conscience"; "frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"


  1. candidlyadverb

    in a candid manner; frankly

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Candidlyadverb

    Fairly; without trick; without malice; ingenuously.

    Etymology: from candid.

    We have often desired, they would deal candidly with us; for if the matter stuck only there, we would propose, that every man should swear, that he is a member of the church of Ireland. Jonathan Swift.


  1. candidly

    Candidly refers to expressing opinions or thoughts in an honest, straightforward, and open manner, often without avoiding difficult or sensitive subjects.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Candidlyadverb

    in a candid manner

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of candidly in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of candidly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of candidly in a Sentence

  1. Jack Markell:

    We must publicly and candidly acknowledge the lasting damage of past sins – damage that continues to reverberate more than 150 years after the abolition of slavery.

  2. Glen VanHerck:

    Candidly, the internal discord of this event just showed one of the ways our competitors target us each and every day in the information space.

  3. Brian Greer:

    That’s art, not science, candidly, having been involved in those discussions, there’s no clear line.

  4. Freedom Caucus:

    This is not a decision made on personalities, it's made on policies, in my opinion, just speaking candidly, this is a defining moment for our nation, but it's also a defining moment for the Freedom Caucus.

  5. Alex Murdaugh:

    I admit, candidly, in all of these cases, Mr. Waters, that I took money that was not mine, and I should n’t have done it, i hate the fact that I did it. I ’m embarrassed by it. I ’m embarrassed for Paul Murdaugh.

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